Harbor seals suffer from food shortage

Ironically enough, nobody ever is willing to say that the entire Pacific Ocean is dying and is pretending this is just a recent phenomenon of lately. Nobody mentions Fukushima, either.

For an overall bigger picture view, this end times site provides a comprehensive recorded list (from 2011-on) of hundreds of thousands of animal die-offs — if not millions:

Mass Animal Deaths for 2015

MASS ANIMAL DEATHS 2014

MASS ANIMAL DEATHS 2013

MASS ANIMAL DEATHS 2012

MASS ANIMAL DEATHS 2011

Please see the following posts from this site for a recent background:

10,000 baby sea lions dead on one California island

Navy sailors suffer strange deformities after Fukushima exposure

Fukushima released 13,000,000,000 times more neutrons than initially estimated — “Obvious implication for human health” — Gov’t: “Neutron radiation is the most severe and dangerous radiation” known to mankind; Can travel great distances

TV: “Animals basically dying on our beaches” along West Coast — “New, worse calamity seems to be unfolding” — Experts: “Like walking skeletons”; “So hungry they gnaw on rocks”; “Skin hanging off”; “Extremely unusual… maybe the fish have all left”; “Prepare for the worst” (VIDEOS)

 

Volunteers who track harbor seals in Pacific Grove believe the colony is being affected by this year’s food shortage in the Monterey Bay.

Docents with Bay Net said the problem is no longer just affecting California sea lions — local harbor seal pups are also suffering. Continue reading

How Do You Map America’s Scary Shortage of Fresh Food?

Next time you’re going to complain about lugging a few bags back from the grocery store on foot, you should really take a look at Nathan Yau’s most recent data visualization. The statistician behind Flowing Data has plotted the nation’s food deserts, which by definition is any place residents have limited access to grocery stores, and it’s pretty staggering how far some people have to travel just to pick up common goods. Continue reading