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]

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  • Gort

    Imagining a tectonic overlay – intriguing.

  • Gort

    Imagining a tectonic overlay – intriguing.

  • Oswald Spengler

    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).

  • Oswald Spengler

    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).

  • Anonymous

    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?

  • Anonymous

    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?

  • hypnos

    Double double post post

  • hypnos

    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?

  • Charlie Tuna

    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

  • Charlie Tuna

    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

  • Charlie Tuna

    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

  • WhiteRose

    Flock of Seagulls baby….

  • WhiteRose

    Flock of Seagulls baby….

  • Discordia

    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!

  • Discordia

    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!

  • dumbsaint

    2/10
    How about Ornithocaplypse

  • Anonymous

    2/10
    How about Ornithocaplypse

  • Anonymous

    2/10
    How about Ornithocaplypse

  • maxine

    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!

  • maxine

    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!

  • Stupid

     Sweden..not Norway.

  • Stupid

     Sweden..not Norway.

  • shattered_ashes

    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.

  • shattered_ashes

    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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