Mass Animal Deaths Tracked By Google Maps

From Jennifer Viegas at Discovery News:

The recent mass deaths of birds, fish, crabs, manatees, penguins and other animals are now being tracked by Google Maps.

“Aflockalypse,” as the Washington Post and other news outlets are calling the bird die offs, can now be studied, along with the other animal deaths, online at the single Google webpage.

The events appear to all date from December 2010 to the present — likely a choice of the map’s creators, since previous events could have also been documented. The majority of the events are shown to have occurred in the United States, but the map also charts the following:

  • “100 tons of fish” dead in South America
  • “Hundreds of snapper” perished in New Zealand
  • “Thousands of fish” were found floating dead in the Philippines
  • “150 tons of red tilapias” died in Thailand
  • “Scores of dead fish” in Haiti
  • 50-100 Jackdaws dead in Norway
  • Over 300 doves dead in Italy

and several more.

The question has been asked: Why are animals dying off in Biblical proportions?

[continues at Discovery News]

24 Comments on "Mass Animal Deaths Tracked By Google Maps"

  1. Imagining a tectonic overlay – intriguing.

  2. Imagining a tectonic overlay – intriguing.

  3. Oswald Spengler | Jan 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm |

    No doubt that if the world would really end in some cataclysmic eschaton, we would find consolation in the witty name the media coined for it (until that consolation was spoiled by some business pundit reporting the stock markets’ reaction).

  4. Oswald Spengler | Jan 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm |

    No doubt that if the world would really end in some cataclysmic eschaton, we would find consolation in the witty name the media coined for it (until that consolation was spoiled by some business pundit reporting the stock markets’ reaction).

  5. Anonymous | Jan 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm |

    Anyone else notice the proximity of these events to the Gulf of Mexico, where BP dumped millions of gallons of highly toxic dispersants into the water?

  6. Anonymous | Jan 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm |

    Anyone else notice the proximity of the bulk of these events to the Gulf of Mexico, where BP dumped millions of gallons of highly toxic dispersants into the water last summer?

  7. Double double post post

  8. Anyone else notice the proximity of the bulk of these events to the Gulf of Mexico, where BP dumped millions of gallons of highly toxic dispersants into the water last summer?

  9. Charlie Tuna | Jan 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm |

    Add hundreds to thousands of fish in Chicago’s Lake Michigan boat harbors.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/11/chicago-fish-dieoff-thous_n_807367.html

  10. Charlie Tuna | Jan 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm |

    Add hundreds to thousands of fish in Chicago’s Lake Michigan boat harbors.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/11/chicago-fish-dieoff-thous_n_807367.html

  11. Charlie Tuna | Jan 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm |

    Add hundreds to thousands of fish in Chicago’s Lake Michigan boat harbors.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/11/chicago-fish-dieoff-thous_n_807367.html

  12. WhiteRose | Jan 12, 2011 at 8:05 pm |

    Flock of Seagulls baby….

  13. WhiteRose | Jan 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm |

    Flock of Seagulls baby….

  14. Discordia | Jan 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm |

    Yeah, they have found agricultural chemicals such as DDT at the top of Everest that have been banned since the 60’s and 70’s!! So who is to say that the mass pollution, the migration of the magnetic field, global warming, or the Gulf Oil Disaster all don’t play some part in this phenomenon!

  15. Discordia | Jan 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm |

    Yeah, they have found agricultural chemicals such as DDT at the top of Everest that have been banned since the 60’s and 70’s!! So who is to say that the mass pollution, the migration of the magnetic field, global warming, or the Gulf Oil Disaster all don’t play some part in this phenomenon!

  16. Anonymous | Jan 13, 2011 at 4:07 am |

    2/10
    How about Ornithocaplypse

  17. Anonymous | Jan 13, 2011 at 4:07 am |

    2/10
    How about Ornithocaplypse

  18. dumbsaint | Jan 13, 2011 at 12:07 am |

    2/10
    How about Ornithocaplypse

  19. Jepp, it´s the fucking oil, alright?! i think like many others here said, the map makes it quite obvious. now we just need as marine expert telling us where the currents from the gulf usually run along and a chemist to know how long it would take for certain chemical to break up to pieces small enough that animals don´t notice them as poison anymore and started ingesting them finally or something like that. now it´s gonna spread from all marinelife to fisheating birds to larger predators. Congratulations, Carowners, BP and General Ignorance, you did it. You finally poisoned her for good…we tried it for years, but your efforts put any leading up to it in shame. Chapeau!

  20. Jepp, it´s the fucking oil, alright?! i think like many others here said, the map makes it quite obvious. now we just need as marine expert telling us where the currents from the gulf usually run along and a chemist to know how long it would take for certain chemical to break up to pieces small enough that animals don´t notice them as poison anymore and started ingesting them finally or something like that. now it´s gonna spread from all marinelife to fisheating birds to larger predators. Congratulations, Carowners, BP and General Ignorance, you did it. You finally poisoned her for good…we tried it for years, but your efforts put any leading up to it in shame. Chapeau!

  21.  Sweden..not Norway.

  22.  Sweden..not Norway.

  23. shattered_ashes | Jun 15, 2011 at 12:08 am |

    Looks like it’s the Apocalypse, I better get my weapons ready and a posse. I ain’t going down with a fight! I just hope the zombies aren’t fast.

  24. shattered_ashes | Jun 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm |

    Looks like it’s the Apocalypse, I better get my weapons ready and a posse. I ain’t going down with a fight! I just hope the zombies aren’t fast.

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