Thursday, May 23, 2013

More Species Collapse

Fears, D. (22 May 2013) Frog, toad and salamander populations plummeting, U.S. survey finds', The Washington Post, 

[Excerpted] Frogs, toads and salamanders continue to vanish from the American landscape at an alarming pace, with seven species — including Colorado’s boreal toad and Nevada’s yellow-legged frog — facing 50 percent drops in their numbers within seven years if the current rate of decline continues, according to new government research.

The U.S. Geological Survey study, released Wednesday, is the first to document how quickly amphibians are disappearing, as well as how low the populations of the threatened species could go, given current trends.

…The disappearance of amphibians is a global phenomenon. But in the United States, it adds to a disturbing trend of mass vanishings that include honeybees and numerous species of bats along Atlantic states and the Midwest.[end]

Majia here: We are experiencing massive species collapses (see data and analysis here) and I believe that the BP oil spill and Fukushima have hastened declines, including our own.


Stranded Sea Lions in Southern California and Fukushima Fallout


King Salmon Missing
There is reason to suspect that fallout from Fukushima contributed to the unmanageable wildfires in the west in the summer of 2011 and 2012

Speculation on Hermit Crabs in San Diego

Cockroaches MIA

More on Missing Cockroaches

North American Monarch Colonies Hit Record Low this year March 2013
Sea Lions in CA

Stranded Sea Lions in Southern California and Fukushima Fallout

Bees in California

Horses in Ca

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