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Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California

 
Lacy
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Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
Over the past two weeks, large numbers of birds have been dying in California. NBC4, the local L.A. NBC station, posted a story about the birds on one beach, but they removed the article after only 10 hours. Here is the cached version:

[link to 209.85.165.104]

I counted over 30 birds on one Ventura beach today and 20 on another. These beaches are different than the one mentioned in the article above. That means at least 3 beaches have large numbers of dead birds.

If anyone else has noticed dead birds in California, please post it here.
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Thanks to whomever gave this one star. I counted 55 dead birds today. This is important.
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Seen a few corpses around lately near Sacramento. Usually we just blame the West Nile virus. Its no longer just a river in egypt :)
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Re: Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
I also saw a news report that large numbers of dead birds are showing up in Monterey.

I wonder why NBC nuked the story?
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I also saw a news report that large numbers of dead birds are showing up in Monterey.

I wonder why NBC nuked the story?
 Quoting: Lacy 228979


Maybe it's bad for tourism?
Here in San Diego the weather forecasters almost never forecast inclement weather for the weekends for some strange reason...

You can imagine how the tourists react when they see a story about a lot of dead birds on the beaches...

The beach towns need those tourist dollars
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Re: Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
Is this from the same area?

[link to www.ocregister.com]

Thursday, April 26, 2007
Toxin kills birds, sea lions
Domoic acid, released by blooming diatoms, is behind dozens of sick mammals and birds washing up on O.C. beaches.
By RYAN HAMMILL and CINDY CARCAMO
The Orange County Register
NEWPORT BEACH – The state issued a quarantine Thursday night on locally harvested shellfish, sardines, lobster and other seafood after a toxic offshore sea algae bloom killed and disabled dozens of ocean birds, sea lions and dolphins along local beaches and up and down the Pacific Coast.

The state's Department of Health Services issued the warning as experts called the bloom the worst of such seasonal fluctuations in recent years.

Sea and bird life have washed up along beaches from San Diego to San Francisco's bay, mirroring the start of an outbreak in 2002-03 that sickened or killed more than a thousand sea lions and 50 dolphins, said Joe Cordaro, a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Services.

Authorities have collected sick and dying animals from county beaches since the weekend, when the results of poisoning from domoic acid, a toxin released yearly by blooming diatoms, began.

"This is the worst day for dead and dying birds I've encountered in 5½ years of this job," Valerie Schomburg, a Newport Beach animal-control officer, said today.

The water is still safe for surfers and swimmers because the toxin only affects mammals when it is consumed in large concentrations, said Gregg Langlois, a biologist with the state Department of Health Services.

That is why the agency is advising people not to eat sport-harvested shellfish, sardines, and anchovies and sports-harvested and commercially caught crab and lobster, officials said. The newest advisory came on the heels of a quarantine on mussels issued a week ago.

The causes for the release of the toxin are unknown and under research, but experts agree that it enters to food chain through fish and shellfish that are in turn eaten by larger animals, said Lisa Birkle, an assistant director at the Wetland and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach.

But unlike years past, the speed and severity of the toxin's onset has overwhelmed rescue groups who care for the poisoned animals.

"The concentration of the toxin is so great this year that we haven't had a chance to react to it," Birkle said. "Normally we're able to flush out the toxin with a treatment regimen to the birds we care for. This year they're just coming in dead."

Since Sunday the center has received 73 birds either sick or dead. Eleven are still being cared for.

Also hard hit in the recent bloom are sea lions, 14 of which have been treated for domoic acid poisoning at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. Seven of the animals in treatment have died, said Michele Hunter, the center's director.

The center treated a total of 40 sea lions in 2006 for the poisoning; 19 of the animals died.

Today, Newport Beach officials reported a pair of sick sea lions on the beach near the Wedge, and center officials recovered the pair.

Newport Beach police animal-control officers also collected seven pelicans, five dead, and seven other types of dead birds along city beaches.

Seal Beach reported a pair of sickened sea lions Wednesday and a juvenile on Sunday, and a dead sea lion washed up on the city's jetty Sunday, lifeguard Nick Bolin said.
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what are we supposed to teach our children about the birds and the bees?
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Many little birds make one big bird.
Bird is Uranus in Astrology.

...waiting for the big one...
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Thanks to whomever gave this one star. I counted 55 dead birds today. This is important.
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Ignore the star. It's just some piece of shit asshole trying to get a rise out of you.
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Re: Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
I live in monterey and go to beaches all the time. not 1 dead bird. I did however see a dead seal on 2 occasions recently. Having at least 50000 seals, however, means a dead one once in a while is nothing to be surprised about.I also dive at the breakwater. if there were dead birds in the water, they would blow over there. This story was pulled because it is not true.
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Thanks to whomever gave this one star. I counted 55 dead birds today. This is important.


Ignore the star. It's just some piece of shit asshole trying to get a rise out of you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 194249

That is true. One Star Wonder was gone for about a month and now he is back. Woopdedooothwak

Ignore it op. Just another troll who lacks the intellectual capacity to offer anything productive to the conversation...
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what are we supposed to teach our children about the birds and the bees?
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Teach them that they hate you for your freedom...LOL!!
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Re: Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
wouldn't complain about a one star voting as those posts get the most clicking on to see what's so bad about it.

carry one...there is life and there is death...people are starving all over the world...my brother is dying...bombs are killing thousands...circle of life.
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Re: Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
I live in monterey and go to beaches all the time. not 1 dead bird. I did however see a dead seal on 2 occasions recently. Having at least 50000 seals, however, means a dead one once in a while is nothing to be surprised about.I also dive at the breakwater. if there were dead birds in the water, they would blow over there. This story was pulled because it is not true.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 224104


"This story was pulled because it is not true."

That's quite a statement coming from someone who has only a limited view of the entire Pacific coastline. Monterey is a small area in the grand scheme of things, friend. Your belief comes from that limited perspective.

Your claim that the story was pulled because it's not true lacks merit. You offered absolutely no proof that it was pulled because it wasn't true. Prove it. Show us. Or STFU.
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Re: Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
Thanks for that. It must be the cause of what I've been seeing. They say it's safe to swim in the water, but I sure wouldn't do it!

Is this from the same area?

[link to www.ocregister.com]

Thursday, April 26, 2007
Toxin kills birds, sea lions
Domoic acid, released by blooming diatoms, is behind dozens of sick mammals and birds washing up on O.C. beaches.
By RYAN HAMMILL and CINDY CARCAMO
The Orange County Register
NEWPORT BEACH – The state issued a quarantine Thursday night on locally harvested shellfish, sardines, lobster and other seafood after a toxic offshore sea algae bloom killed and disabled dozens of ocean birds, sea lions and dolphins along local beaches and up and down the Pacific Coast.

 Quoting: Ostria
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This story was pulled because it is not true.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 224104


The story that was pulled was not about Monterey. It was about Port Hueneme and it was true.
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Re: Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
Then again, maybe the official story about toxic algae is a cover for something else. I'm still suspicious about the fact that NBC pulled the story after just 10 hours, even though it is absolutely true that there are dead birds and seals on that beach.

On the beach where I counted 50 birds, nobody was down there testing them. How do they know they died from algae poisoning? They are just lying there to rot and be eaten by other birds.
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Re: Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
someone had a trend the other day about an unusual amount of chemtrails in california. hmmmmmmmm
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Pin this

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Lacy (OP)
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Re: Large Numbers of Birds Dying in California
someone had a trend the other day about an unusual amount of chemtrails in california. hmmmmmmmm
 Quoting: ino 225679


I was just about to post this thought. The day I first noticed a lot of dead birds was one of the heaviest chemtrail spraying days I can remember. The sky was a tic tac toe of lines starting and stopping.

Let me tell you that Oxnard and Ventura are constantly pounded by chemtrails and it's getting ridiculous.

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