Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Thousands of birds are washing up on north-east beaches in Scotland showing signs of starvation and It is the tip of the iceberg as millions of seabirds die around the world every year of hunger

 Credit Wildlifetrusts.org

What comes out of the sea shows the health of the sea and in recent years the millions of dying sea birds around the world are showing nothing is coming out of the sea. The most recent sea bird showing signs dying from starvation appears to be guillemots washing up on beaches across the north-east of Scotland.

New Arc rescue centre has been receiving a number of calls regarding guillemots washed up on beaches across the north-east, most of which are dead. Head of the charity, Keith Findlay is asking people walking along beaches to check on the birds. He said: “This is happening at a time near the start of the breeding season and although the birds are not a rare species, this could have a major impact on their population.” It’s not certain why exactly so many of the birds have washed on the north-east shores however, Mr Marley said:”

The birds that have been coming into us have been quite underweight so it’s presumably food-related. "Guillemots which are about the size of a pigeon if found on the beach are easy to catch. Mr Marley said: “They don’t walk very well on land. If people find them, I’d ask them to put a towel over them and bring them to us. If you can get them to us we will go through the isolation process.” Once healthy, the guillemots are released. The Press and Journal

The guillemots are now a part of an ever-growing list of sea birds dying around the world from what appears to be hunger, see below...

In January, Thousands of short-tailed shearwaters migrating from Alaska have been washing up on Sydney's iconic beaches this summer, with who knows how many more dying out at sea in what could be confirmation of incredible fish shortages in the Pacific Ocean.

The corpses had been spotted at several shorelines including Bondi, Manly and Cronulla. The birds were migrating back to southern Australia to breed after spending the summer in Alaska. But, according to experts, a higher number than usual died on the way due to a lack of food this winter. The birds need to be at full strength to make the 14,000km trip over the Pacific but the krill and other fish they feed on have apparently dwindled due to sea temperatures rising. 
The Big Wobble.

It is the tip of the iceberg!


2019 Alaska Seabird Die-off

Date: September 9, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—In May 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Park Service (NPS) began receiving reports of dead and dying seabirds from the northern Bering and Chukchi seas, including near Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.

From late June to early August, thousands of Short-tailed Shearwaters were reported dead and washing up on beaches in the Bristol Bay region, or observed weak and attempting to feed on salmon gillnets in inland waters. By mid-August, the shearwater die-off had extended north, in smaller numbers but widespread locations, into the northern Bering and Chukchi seas along the coasts of Alaska and the Chukotka Peninsula of Russia. Puffins, murres, and auklets are also being reported, but at much lower numbers than shearwaters. Additionally, live Short-tailed Shearwaters have been observed in large numbers this August in the Gulf of Alaska, along the coasts of Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords national parks, and bays of Kodiak Island. It is unusual to see this species in high abundance in these areas, as it is typically offshore and comes from the southern hemisphere to forage in the Bering and Chukchi seas during the summer and fall.

Photo credit adn.com
Historically, seabird die-offs have occurred occasionally in Alaska; however, large die-off events have occurred each year since 2015. (TBW Quote: millions of small dead sea birds have been reported dead annually since 2015, this year it's Short-tailed Shearwaters but recent years have seen puffins, murres, and auklets dying thought to be due to starvation).  

Consistently, dead birds examined from the Bering and Chukchi seas during these recent die-offs were determined to have died due to starvation. Seabird carcasses from the 2019 die-off events were collected from multiple locations and sent to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center for examination and testing. Initial results indicate starvation as the cause of death for most locations. However, in southeast Alaska, exposure to saxitoxin (a biotoxin associated with paralytic shellfish poisoning) was linked in June to a localized die-off of breeding Arctic Terns.

The Big Wobble has been reporting an unprecedented seabird die-off in Alaska and Canada since 2015.
Climate change is considered by scientists as a significant contributor to seabird declines with reports of British species such as terns and kittiwakes facing an uncertain future as sea temperatures rise.
Puffins, in particular, have suffered enormous losses in recent years and a report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature in April warned the iconic species was at risk of extinction.
Thousands of dead seabirds have been found washed ashore on sites from islands in the Bering Sea to villages north of the Bering Strait, signs of another large die-off in the warmed-up waters of the North Pacific Ocean. (The actual numbers will be in the millions as most will die at sea.)
The dead birds are mostly northern fulmars and short-tailed shearwaters, species that migrate long distances to spend summers in waters off Alaska and other northern regions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported.
Also in the mix are some kittiwakes, murres and auklets, the federal agency said.
The cause is being investigated.
Necropsies so far show that the birds are emaciated - with no food in their stomachs or intestines and little or no fat on their bodies.
"Right now, we know that they are starving to death and can't hold their heads above water, and they're drowning," said Ken Stenek, a teacher in Shishmaref and volunteer in a program that monitors seabirds.
The precise toll is unclear.
The new die-off follows a massive loss of common murres in 2015 and 2016, 2017 and 2018, the biggest murre die-off on record in Alaska, and a precursor to near-total reproductive failures for murres in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering.
It also follows the deaths of thousands of puffins found last fall on St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs and, prior to that, mass deaths of murres and auklets along the U.S. West Coast.
In each death wave, starving birds have left emaciated carcasses, and each wave has been associated with unusually warm marine waters. 

The University Of Aberdeen has issued the latest depressing news of a catastrophic die-off, this time the unfortunate species is the world's seabirds.
Due to overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution, populations have dropped by an incredible 70% since the 1970s, (can you imagine if the worlds human population fell by 70% in just 50 years?)
Scientists compared two time periods – 1970 to 1989 and 1990 to 2010 – to assess the degree of competition seabirds faced for prey species such as anchovy, mackerel and squid.
According to the Independent, the team then estimated the annual consumption of those prey species for nearly 300 varieties of seabird, based on population counts and models.
This was then compared to annual catches by fishing boats as contained in the Sea Around Us world database.
The scientists found that the total annual seabird consumption decreased from 70 to 57 millions of tonnes over the study period, while annual fishery catches increased from 59 to 65 millions tonnes over the same period.
"Our research shows, that despite the decline of the world seabird community between 1970-1989 and 1990-2010, competition with fisheries remained sustained," said the study's lead author Dr Aurore Ponchon from the University of Aberdeen.
"This competition was even enhanced in almost half the oceans.
"This enhanced competition, in addition to other factors such as pollution, predation by invasive species on chicks, the destruction and changes in their habitat by human activities and environmental changes caused by climate change, puts seabirds at risk, making them the most threatened bird group.”
She added: "This study calls for improved management of the world's fisheries to alleviate competition pressure on seabird populations."



7 comments:

Christopher said...

The loss of so many sea birds and sea life that supported them is heart breaking. These mass die offs are all signs and symptoms of a collapsing Biosphere and ongoing omnicide. Sad to witness the times we live in and soon might die in. With the deployment of the 5G Military Biological Weapon System on Humanity and Nature all of our lives are in grave danger. I pray and hope humanity will continue to wake up, educate themselves up, group up, stand up and show up to over throw our misguided Sociopathic Globalist powers that be. We all have a roll to play in this War. It is up to each of us to find that roll and fight like hell for Humanity and Nature as we maneuver through the gauntlet we call the future.
Take Care.

LT said...

Did you see this Gary? https://youtu.be/hSbeNCz-hfo

Gary Walton said...

Thousands of years of history would say that is not going to happen, Christopher,

Gary Walton said...

No, I didn't thanks, LT

Anonymous said...

Lots Of Links Confirm The Corona Virus Scare IS A MASSIVE FRAUD


Viruses DO NOT Make You Sick
https://operationdisclosure1.blogspot.com/2020/04/what-is-virus-not-what-you-are-told.html#more


Jon Rappoport
www.nomorefakenews.com

A Message To The Pod People Wearing Masks
https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/04/17/a-message-to-the-pod-people-wearing-masks/

People Dying Equals Coronavirus
https://operationdisclosure1.blogspot.com/2020/03/people-dying-equals-coronavirus.html

COVID: The Projection Of A Mass Illusion
https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/04/21/covid-the-projection-of-a-mass-illusion/

Fiddling With Case Numbers While Rome Burns
https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/04/22/crackdown-lockdown-downtown-fiddling-case-numbers-while-rome-burns/


Genocide For Profit – Anna von Reitz
https://operationdisclosure1.blogspot.com/2020/04/remember-swine-flu-and-bird-flu-anna.html

How To Say ‘NO’ – Anna von Reitz
http://www.paulstramer.net/2020/04/how-to-say-no.html


AND THE LIST OF LEGITIMATE SITES GOES ON AND ON . . .




April 22, 2020

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500


Dear Mr. President;

Now that you’ve exposed “doctor” Anthony Fauci for the fraud that he is, the next order of business must be exposing the corona virus fraud.

The COVID-19 virus fraud was pushed into the national, and international, limelight largely by Fauci. To determine HIS true allegiance, all one needs to know about this CON-artist is (1) he is a mainstream doctor and (2) before that he was a pharmacist. That makes him a criminal by default because the so-called health-care industry IS NOT in the business of providing legitimate health care. This instead is a sick-care industry whose sole purpose is to make M-O-N-E-Y and, there ain’t no money to be made from people who know how to take care of their own health – which really is everyone’s personal responsibility. IOW, the sick-care industry DOES NOT want to cure any illnesses!!! All THEY are doing is treating symptoms with dangerous drugs, vaccines and sick-care protocols in order to keep patients coming back endlessly for more and more treatments. It’s a huge scamming operation just as is this purposely contrived corona virus government scare.

Here are a couple of important quotations from Love Angel, guest writer at:
https://operationdisclosure1.blogspot.com/2020/04/what-is-virus-not-what-you-are-told.html#more

“A virus is nothing more than an alarm signal with information about what happens and why the alarm occurs. It is a natural process of the body and cells and a crucial part of the immune system.”

“Viruses are not what we are being told. A VIRUS is part of the natural mechanisms of cells. People get sick from other factors. The virus is there because you get sick. It IS NOT what makes you sick.”

Please read, and study, everything that Love Angel is saying in this short article. It exposes the corona virus fraud for what it really is . . . a government scare tactic which automatically makes it another criminal offense.

This FEAR-MONGERING NONSENSE must end NOW – it’s collapsing everyone’s immune system.



From an anonymous, freedom-loving, Constitutional Republic citizen


cc sent to many personal contacts, both nationally and internationally

Gary Walton said...

But. What does your lengthy comment have anything to do with dead birds in Scotland?

Anonymous said...

My oversight Gary. Was in a hurry and neglected to say that my posting was in response to Christopher’s important message to FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR HUMANITY AND NATURE, which is what I do everyday in one fashion or another.

“I pray and hope humanity will continue to wake up, educate themselves up, group up, stand up and show up to over-throw our misguided Sociopathic Globalist powers that be. We all have a roll to play in this War. It is up to each of us to find that roll and fight like hell for Humanity and Nature as we maneuver through the gauntlet we call the future.”