Sunday, October 27, 2013

Animal Anomalies: Is the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster a 'Tipping Point'?


I’ve been blogging on the unceasing rise in radiation levels reported by Tepco since July 2013.

July 2013 was the big event, which seemed to have precipitated the current downhill trajectory. Fission byproducts were detected from that event

PowerPoint of data examining reports of conditions at the plant and evidence of criticalities, which can be seen here http://www.academia.edu/4314657/Fukushima_Update_Aug_2013  or here https://www.dropbox.com/s/11xz1zjgwcsbpo0/Fukushima%20Update%20Aug%202013.pptx

Since then, the radiation levels in ground and ocean water samples have been rising, according to published Tepco reports.

The rads are purportedly spiking to unprecedented levels.

Highest radiation level detected in water found in drainage ditch at Fukushima nuclear plant. (2013, October 24) The Asahi Shimbun, 3 http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201310240061

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it has found the highest radiation levels recorded since it began checking water in drainage ditches in August at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The utility announced Oct. 24 that it had detected radioactive strontium and other beta ray emitting substances measuring 140,000 becquerels per liter in water sampled in one of the facility’s drainage ditches. The legal standard for strontium emissions is 30 becquerels per liter. TEPCO officials said the high radiation level was detected in water collected on Oct. 23. The levels in water taken on Oct. 22 were 59,000 becquerels per liter.


I believe that nuclear criticalities, not simply contaminated water spills, are contributing to the spiking levels.

The crisis is this contamination is gradually destroying our atmosphere (via ongoing and voluminous steam emissions at the site) and, most of all, our Pacific Ocean. This situation has prevailed for over two years now.

Many observers are starting to sound the alarm. The current escalation of alarming, mainstream media reports is noteworthy given the very clear efforts by governments to manage public representations of the scale of the disaster.

Memo From Japan: With a Plant’s Tainted Water Still Flowing, No End to Environmental Fears By MARTIN FACKLER and HIROKO TABUCHI October 24, 2013, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/25/world/asia/with-a-plants-tainted-water-still-flowing-no-end-to-environmental-fears.html?_r=1& The fact that radiation levels are still up to hundreds of times as high as they are in other areas of the sea floor raises the possibility that the spots are being blanketed in new contamination from the plant, he said…. “Obviously, there is some continuing source of cesium 137,” said Jota Kanda, an oceanographer at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. “We are not sure exactly what is happening, but we are seeing a bigger than expected effect on the environment.”

The world's oceans, atmosphere, and land were experiencing severe degradation before the disaster. How has the additional volume of radionuclides affected the ecosystem?

Unfortunately, I cannot offer specific projections of the environmental damage and human health impacts of this disaster. The ICRP dose model understates the range of diseases caused by radiation and the susceptibilities of women and children. Moreover, dose-models do not represent transgenerational effects, which are likely to be the most problematic because genetic damage accumulates across generations.

I’ve been watching for signs of animal anomalies since this disaster began after learning that bird life along the Central California Coast was significantly adversely affected by Chernobyl Fallout. Fallout spreads far and the ingestion of radioisotopes have far more significant adverse effects than our dose-models predict.

WEST COAST ANIMAL ANOMALIES

All of the headlines listed below were sourced from the main-stream media, with the exception of the headlines about cockroaches and hermit crabs, which were based on my personal observations, rather than news reports. Many headlines were provided by Enenews, which re-prints excerpts from mainstream press articles. I found other articles in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Washington Post, etc. I've been collecting items for this list over two years now.

SARDINES (population collapse)


Sudden disappearance of sardines has serious economic and ecological effects on the B.C. coast By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun October 14, 2013 http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Sudden+disappearance+sardines+serious+economic+ecological/9034961/story.html

A $32-million commercial fishery has inexplicably and completely collapsed this year on the B.C. coast. The sardine seine fleet has gone home after failing to catch a single fish. And the commercial disappearance of the small schooling fish is having repercussions all the way up the food chain to threatened humpback whales.


OAR FISH



ORCAS (high mortality rate and odd behavior)


Vancouver Sun, Oct. 24, 2013: There have been some puzzling changes in the behaviour of northern resident killer whales that live off the north-central coast of British Columbia and Alaska, says a marine mammal scientist from the Vancouver Aquarium. [...] “They weren’t vocalizing, and that was quite a striking change after years and years of being very familiar with how noisy they are and how easy to find acoustically,” [Dr. Lance] Barrett-Lennard said Thursday. [...] The team has also noticed an unusually high mortality rate among pod matriarchs, with seven or eight deaths among older females in the pod in the past two years. Normally, the team notices one or two deaths per year. The deaths are likely coincidental and not linked, he said [...]


SEALS (unusual mortality event)

Diseased Alaska seals tested for radiation have abnormal brain ...[ENENEWS] Dec 28, 2011 ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared the recent deaths of ringed seals in [...] Alaska an unusual mortality event; Since ... http://enenews.com/diseased-seals-abnormal-brain-growths-undersized-lymph- nodes-found-russia-canada-walruses-next-6-photos-map


POLAR BEARS & WALRUSES (unexplained illness and population collapse)

Apr 7, 2012 ... Dozens of seals have died from the disease, but no walrus deaths are ... Scientists don't know yet if the walrus and seals are suffering from the ...

Jan 2, 2012 ... Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer [...] says debris will continue to wash up on shores from Kodiak to Oregon for the next few years [...] Ebbesmeyer says ...
enenews.com/seals-walruses-now-unprecedented-number-of-sea-turtle-deaths -in-vancouver-island-says-oceanographer-audio

Mar 14, 2013 ... walruses and polar bears have turned up with similar ailments. [...] Some of the animals were found to also have bleeding and swelling in their ...
enenews.com/sickened-alaska-animals-getting-more-tests-for-fukushima- radionuclides-oozing-sores-bleeding-swollen-internal-organs-hair-loss

[excerpted] It began in July 2011. Indigenous hunters in Alaska’s Arctic noticed ice seals they rely on for food and other uses covered in oozing sores and losing hair. They were sick and some were dying. [...]
As of this month, despite the international group of scientists and researchers the declaration pulled together, no cause has been officially identified for the illness plaguing the ice seals.
[...] walruses and polar bears have turned up with similar ailments. [...]
Some of the animals were found to also have bleeding and swelling in their lungs, livers, lymph nodes and other internal organs. [...]

‘A Winter Without Walruses’ Wall Street Journal Friday October 4, 3013 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304795804579101440469640728.html

State and federal marine experts, meanwhile, say the collapse of the walrus harvest is another example of how wild weather is altering life in native villages like these that still follow a subsistence lifestyle.


STARFISH (Mass die-off involving loss of physical integrity)

Vancouver Aquarium 'alarmed' at mass die-off of starfish on B.C. ocean floor By Dene Moore, The Canadian Press October 7, 2013 http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Vancouver+Aquarium+alarmed+mass+starfish+ocean+floor/9006150/story.html
VANCOUVER - Last month, a diver alerted Vancouver Aquarium staff that he had found a number of dead and decaying sunflower sea stars in the cold Pacific waters of a popular dive spot just off the shore of West Vancouver. Within weeks, the tentacled orange sea stars had all but disappeared in Howe Sound and Vancouver Harbour, disintegrating where they sat on the ocean floor. And aquarium staff don't know just how far-reaching the "alarming" epidemic has been, and whether this and other sea star species will recover. "They're gone. It's amazing," said Donna Gibbs, a research diver and taxonomist on the aquarium's Howe Sound Research and Conservation group.


SEA LIONS (Adverse mortality event of 70%-80% of the pups in the spring of 2013)


OCEAN CHANGES



KING SALMON

Speculation on Hermit Crabs in San Diego: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/speculation.html



COCKROACHES


The Year the Monarch Didn't Appear. The New York Times (2012 60 million, which was  a dramatic collapse; 2013 less than three million so far means they may be on the verge of complete collapse), http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/sunday-review/the-year-the-monarch-didnt-appear.html?_r=2&

Bees and others: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/bee-colony-collapse-in-california.html



HUMANS

Almost third more US West Coast newborns may face thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster http://rt.com/usa/fukushima-us-children-thyroid-291/


‘Horrific’ allergy and asthma season in California Spring-Summer 2013. Rosenthal, E. (2013, October 12) The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath (October 12, 2013) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/the-soaring-cost-of-a-simple-breath.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131013&_r=0

OAKLAND, Calif. — The kitchen counter in the home of the Hayes family Is scattered with the inhalers, sprays and bottles of pills that have allowed Hannah, 13, and her sister, Abby, 10, to excel at dance and gymnastics despite a horrific pollen season that has set off asthma attacks, leaving the girls struggling to breathe

ANALYSIS

Majia here: There is a pattern. Large sea mammals are most afflicted. This is probably because they are eating animals that have bio-accumulated radionuclides, particularly radioiodine and radiocesium. The animal at the top of the food chain is always the most toxic in the end.

Land animals have also been impacted, but the effects are generally less visible, at least presently. Atmospheric releases have been ongoing and plant life is no doubt accumulating cesium and other radionuclides. The process of bio-magnification is occurring on land, as it is in the sea, albeit more slowly.

The ocean has been more contaminated by Fukushima than the atmosphere. However, earth is a relatively closed system and much of what ends up in the ocean will circulate beyond the water through evaporation and consumption of ocean life.

I’m worried. The earth's bio-sphere was in precipitous decline before Fukushima. Could Fukushima be a global tipping point?

The scale of the effects hinted at by these headlines is worrying. I’m sick with the realization that we’ve ruined ‘the garden.’ It is inconceivable to me that money would be elevated above the integrity of our ecosystem and our genetic matrix.



The ecosystem was in trouble before fukushima
BBC: World's oceans in 'shocking' decline20 June 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13796479
Nature: Has the Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Already Arrived?Table 1: The ‘Big Five’ mass extinction events From Barnowsky et al., Nature 471, 51–57 (03 March 2011) doi:10.1038/nature09678 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v471/n7336/fig_tab/nature09678_T1.html
Will Fukushima cause a global tipping point?

Meanwhile, Japan drafts new state secret law, gagging whistleblowers:

Fuk-‘hush’-ima: Japan’s new state secrets law gags whistleblowers, raises press freedom fears October 25, 2013 http://rt.com/news/japan-state-secrets-law-712/
Many issues of national importance to Japan, probably including the state of the Fukushima power plant, may be designated state secrets under a new draft law. Once signed, it could see whistleblowers jailed for up to 10 years.
Japan has relatively lenient penalties for exposing state secrets compared to many other nations, but that may change with the introduction of the new law. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has agreed on draft legislation on the issue on Friday and expects the parliament to vote on it during the current session, which ends on December 6.

Transparency, accountability, and collaboration are truly needed on an unprecedented global scale to halt and remediate this ongoing nuclear Armageddon.


RESOURCES 
Introduction to Majia's Blog and Index of Posts Here http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/break-from-bloging.html

RECENT ALTERNATIVE ANALYSES 

Hatric Penny’s Plumegate (a detailed analysis of the NRC transcripts from March 2011)
http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=3928


Friday, October 18, 2013 Apocalypse hier. Apocalypse yesterday. AIPRI http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://aipri.blogspot.de/2013/10/apocalypse-hier.html&act=url


Dr. Holger Strohm – Plutonium From Fukushima Will Kill Millions – Via Recycling Through Many Future Generations
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/08/dr-holger-strohm-fukushima-up-to-12000.htm
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28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima by Michael Synder, http://www.globalresearch.ca/28-signs-that-the-west-coast-is-being-absolutely-fried-with-nuclear-radiation-from-fukushima/5355280

RECENT INTERVIEWS  




PowerPoint of data examining reports of conditions at the plant and evidence of criticalities, which can be seen here
 http://www.academia.edu/4314657/Fukushima_Update_Aug_2013  or here https://www.dropbox.com/s/11xz1zjgwcsbpo0/Fukushima%20Update%20Aug%202013.pptx

22 comments:

  1. http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-approves-raising-permissible-levels-of-nuclear-radiation-in-drinking-water-civilian-cancer-deaths-expected-to-skyrocket/5331224

    Obama Approves Raising Permissible Levels of Nuclear Radiation in Drinking Water. Civilian Cancer Deaths Expected to Skyrocket

    Rollback in Nuclear Radiation Cleanup: Civilian Cancer Deaths Expected to Skyrocket Following Radiological Incidents

    by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

    The White House has given final approval for dramatically raising permissible radioactive levels in drinking water and soil following “radiological incidents,” such as nuclear power-plant accidents and dirty bombs. ...

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  2. I, too, have been following the suffering of animals since Fukushima. The death of millions—yes, millions—of piglets across the world is blamed on an unknown disease, but it seems to be from a fungus. As Bobby1 points out, fungus thrives on radiation. All of this is too sad for words.

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    1. Emmanuel TruthseekerNovember 18, 2013 at 4:43 AM

      Yeah, I would say that a potential ELE is 'too sad for words.' However, we have to buck up and regardless of the sad state of affairs, we have to speak up and shout from the mountain tops, ISRAEL DID IT!!!

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    2. i have not seen an earthworm in 4-6 months, alive or dead. blackbirds used to be everywhere and i've seen under 5 for the entire month of dec. 2013 and i live on a bird sanctuary. 3 dead baby lizards last month, no trauma to their bodies.

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  3. TRANSCRIPT of my recent interview with Jim Fetzer about Fukushima, courtesy of William Fox's careful transcription:

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/10/29/fukushima-and-the-privatization-of-risk-with-majia-nadesan-ph-d/

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    1. Your interview with Fetzer is FANTASTIC! Wow.

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  4. I have a blog where you can find a couple rocks that seem to have developed Copper and turquois deposits on the sides that the rain fell on them. On the bottoms they look just like they did two months before.

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    1. Where is this? I'm an avid rock hound and have seen nothing of the sort...except on the recently published color photo's from the Mars Rover which show blue rocks under the red dust. Hmmm....

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    2. Keep chipping them off and growing more. Copper and turqoius are both worth a few bucks. You just got yourself a money farm.

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    3. north san diego county, ca, the rocks here look like they've been cleaned. like they've been almost acid washed.

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  5. And yet in Japan, as in many countries, my classmates' kids push a 'button' to open a door. Oh, and they can't use revolving doors to exchange a fixed amount of heat or a/c because their 'greedy' and 'needy' and 'slothful' parents didn't show them care, fair, share, honor and earn.
    This radioactive ele should 'not' surprise anyone, unless you're in la-la land, mentally stunted. The exponentially increasing frequency and power of storms are the beasts of seven billion projected int our shared environment: pride, sloth, greed, lust and gluttony did this.
    And yet rather than change and not 'need' that newer model of phone, my add classmates' add kids will get that new phone, vibrating out of phase with their life rhythm and harmony...degrading the efficiency of every organ in their body, especially the vital brain that further deteriorates other organs...that in turn degrades the brain, that in turn....
    Not my sloth. Not my radiation. There is no spoon, there is no radiation. For some of us, the radiation-beast does not come.

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  6. "I’m sick with the realization that we’ve ruined ‘the garden.’ It is inconceivable to me that money would be elevated above the integrity of our ecosystem and our genetic matrix."

    It is inconceivable because you are a normal human being. You are not one of the ruling sociopaths. To a sociopath, the idea is not only conceivable, it is a critical component to their power and control over the masses. Money is their primary tool for controlling the people, and the people must be made to believe that money is to be elevated above everything, including common sense.

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  7. Emmanuel TruthseekerNovember 18, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    'Money is the root of all evil.'

    In the past we bartered, we traded, we carried on a human commerce which, in order to effect efficiency, we deposited that commerce/ie: human energy, into two precious metals; gold and silver. Eventually a certain alien group took ever more control of the gold and silver and changed the money into something else; a piece of paper and base metal slugs; soon to be replaced with plastic 'poker chips'. Canada already has plastic, paper money. LOL
    In a world where after a million years of evolution of the 'human' species, one brained, two brained, like us, or the three brained variety, a state of light and life will have been reached. The planet's natural ability to generate electricity will be harnassed properly and distributed free of charge to everyone. All fibre needs are provided by a plant like cannabis hemp, from which the people make their: cereal and bread, their cooking oil, their plastics, their clothes, their composts, their wooden building structures, furniture, rugs, tooth brushes, wooden spoons........ I think you get my drift.

    In ancient times, things were different before a certain group claiming ownership of everything began writing down their twisted thoughts in a tome they called, The Babylonian Talmud. Everything horrible, nasty, degraded, disgusting, death enhancing destruction of all that is good which Gentiles have built on Our Mother planet, Gaia/Urantia, this cult of life haters has fomented through the last 2500 years. This group of, 'ruling sociopaths,' are hell bent on a massive culling of the 'topside' population, whilst 'they' enscone themselves deep within the earth's crust; where there are massive installations. Read my book; A Journey to the Underside; under my other name. PublishAmerica. 608 pages. In my novel I assembled a whole lot of ideas I discovered in esoteric research concerning hollow earth theory. Yesterday it came to light that tunneling technologies, of which I was not aware, are in fact being used and I had foreseen that tech in my novel.

    Yes, deep in the crust is an incredible other world with high speed magnetic subway trains and entire cities within caves the size of entire countries; believe it or not. Jules Verne was onto information; being as how he belonged to an esoteric group with access to knowledge the rest of us are denied. His story, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, is not so far fetched except for the fact that you will come out on the underside of the crust; not the center. You would not want to go to the center of the earth because that is a tetrahedranal iron core which is still VERY hot, and provides the heat necessary for the people living in ancient cultures on the underside of the planet's crust. I go into much more detail in my book. If you check it out, you may discover something more about moi.

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    1. My research has led me to conclude that sociopaths are the root of all evil, not money. However, I do have a saying about money -- "Money ruins everything." Money is the primary tool that the root of all evil, the well-organized ruling sociopaths, use to enslave us to serve them. So for us, the unorganized non-sociopaths, it does indeed ruin everything. And we are brainwashed from birth to pursue money as if our lives depended on it.

      Michael Tellinger may be very close to the truth here:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVROBhwHUM

      A way of life without money would go a long way towards neutralizing the power and control the sociopaths have over the rest of us. Ultimately, the problem of addressing the root of all evil is how to identify sociopaths and disqualify them from any positions of power and control in whatever human society we construct. This has yet to be done in human history, which is why human history is one of such tragic misery and misfortune.

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  8. The saying actually is "the LOVE of money is the root of all evil". The truth was certainly the first thing lost at Fukushima!

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  9. The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear By JIM ROBBINS
    Published: November 22, 2013, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/sunday-review/the-year-the-monarch-didnt-appear.html?_r=2&

    ...This year, for or the first time in memory, the monarch butterflies didn’t come, at least not on the Day of the Dead. They began to straggle in a week later than usual, in record-low numbers. Last year’s low of 60 million now seems great compared with the fewer than three million that have shown up so far this year. Some experts fear that the spectacular migration could be near collapse...." [end]

    Article blames nicotine-based pesticides called neonicotinoids, but I wonder whether Fukushima fallout was the final straw.

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  10. One example that could be tied to Fukushima can be found in South Dakota. South Dakota had very, very high readings according to Radnet over the summer of 2011 and 2012 because the jet stream moves up north from Colorado over the Dakotas and Minnesota.

    Article: "South Dakota survey shows large decline in pheasant numbers: Aberdeen area has 55 percent fall off from last year's survey"
    August 31, 2013|By Bob Mercer, American News Correspondent http://articles.aberdeennews.com/2013-08-31/news/41627288_1_pheasant-numbers-travis-runia-cochran

    PIERRE — Hundreds of thousands of pheasants mysteriously disappeared from eastern and central South Dakota in the past year. Not enough chicks hatched this summer to offset the losses.

    The state Game, Fish and Parks Department left many South Dakotans stunned with its declaration of a 64 percent decrease in its annual brood survey, released Friday.

    Possible reasons are many. Drought turned severe in August a year ago and didn’t let up in many places until a cold and wet spring this year. There has been continued conversion of farm acres from conservation reserve to crops. That has meant less dense nesting cover and easier meals for predators.

    And in many places there seems to be fewer insects this summer, such as crickets and caterpillars that comprise young pheasants’ diets for the first month of life. [end]

    NOTE: "55 decline" and "fewer insects'

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    1. Where are my common houseflies this year?
      Am able to leave screen doors open this year, "mysteriously".

      Crane flies all-but disappeared "mysteriously" two years ago. (seen one so far in each year)

      Some Dragon Fly wings have appeared "painted" "mysteriously".

      Robins commonly have white patches amongst the lower ends of breast plumage "mysteriously".

      Living in Fraser Valley, BC, Canada by the West Coast and "scared shitless", and that's no mystery.

      Where are the multiple tens of millions of Sockeye Salmon forecast by DFO? Why are they thusfar late and hopefully not "late"?

      Where are the damn corii TEPCO?

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  11. MORE
    Bay Area's bird count affected by drier weather

    http://srweb.sar.dc.publicus.com/article/20131225/ARTICLES/131229752/0/PHOTONEWS?Title=Bay-Area-s-bird-count-affected-by-drier-weather

    The Audubon Society's 114th Christmas bird count is midway through its annual three-week run, but early reports indicate that some birds are shunning California, likely because of drought conditions and unseasonably warm weather.

    Of all the factors that can affect bird numbers, “water is certainly the most important,” said Garrison Frost, director of marketing and communications at Audubon's San Francisco offices.

    Volunteer “citizen scientists” in Oakland, the Central Valley, and Lake and Mendocino counties have reported that the numbers of waterfowl, shore birds and some others appeared to be down so far during this year's Christmas bird counts, held Dec. 14 through Jan. 5.

    Those and other birds like to feast on the plants, insects and other creatures that are nurtured by water, Frost said. If there's a shortage of food, they won't stop by, he said.

    In Mendocino County, there was no shortage of bird species — 129, about average — during the Peregrine Audubon Society's Ukiah-area count, held Dec. 14, said Bob Keiffer, a board member and superintendent of the University of California's Hopland research and extension center.

    But bird counters reported seeing fewer waterfowl, including scaup, a diving duck that normally is plentiful, he said....

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  12. Here is are articles describing steep decline in sardines

    http://www.pewenvironment.org/uploadedFiles/PEG/Publications/Other_Resource/Pacific_Sardines_12-2013.pdf

    http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/pacific-sardines-critical-food-source-in-steep-decline-85899526197

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  13. http://video.foxnews.com/v/3697309977001/scientists-rush-to-solve-mystery-of-melting-starfish/?intcmp=obnetwork#sp=show-clips

    latest on starfish die off West Coast USA. Its still going on, now the sea urchins...JEC

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