Over the past four months, 33 large whales have been reported dead in the Western Gulf of Alaska, which encompasses the areas around Kodiak Island, Afognak Island, Chirikof Island, the Semidi Islands and the southern shoreline of the Alaska Peninsula. The significant die-off of whales has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), marking the first large whale UME ever in Alaska. Continue reading
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Why did 30 whales die in the Gulf of Alaska?
A threefold increase in whale strandings in the western Gulf of Alaska has prompted a government investigation.
The mysterious deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska is being declared an “unusual mortality event” by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, the agency said Thursday. Continue reading
Whales continue to die off in Pacific Ocean; scientists suspect Fukushima radiation at fault
Whales have been dropping like flies in the Gulf of Alaska. Approximately nine whale carcasses were sited in late May and early June. Now, fisherman have spotted five more decomposing whales, a fin whale and four humpbacks, to add to the death toll.
…No one knows what caused the death of the whales; however, scientists are narrowing in on the kernel of truth as they weed out possibilities. What scientists do know is that all the whales appear to have died around the same time. Continue reading
Military Conducting Large Exercise Over Alaska
The sparse expanses above Alaska are a little more crowded this month as nearly 200 military aircraft are taking part in an annual training exercise.
Nearly 6,000 military members from all four branches of the military are taking part in Northern Edge 2015, which includes naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska and some operations involving ground troops. The U.S. Pacific Command exercise, coordinated by command leaders in Alaska, tests the readiness of the nation’s troops and isn’t in response to any increased tensions with any other nation, said Lt. Col. Tim Bobinsky, who is helping lead the exercise. Continue reading
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:
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