There are more mass animal deaths to report this morning as authorities are currently investigating the deaths of about 2 million fish in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has said the following in a prepared statement:
“Natural causes appear to be the reason. Cold water stress exacerbated by a large population of the affected species appears to be the cause of the kill.”
The massive fish kill comes just days after about 100,000 dead fish washed ashore in Arkansas, and thousands of dead birds have been reported in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Kentucky. Authorities haven’t clearly defined what caused those deaths, with some experts attributing it to trauma, while others suspect disease. There are still those conspiracy theorists who also blame bird government testing.
“The affected fish are almost exclusively juvenile spot fish, 3 to 6 inches in length,” the Maryland department said. A recent survey “showed a very strong population of spot in the bay this year. An increased juvenile population and limited deep water habitat would likely compound the effects of cold water stress.”
This isn’t the first time Maryland has seen large winter kills of spot fish. It happened twice before, once in 1976 and again in 1980.
In a possibly related story, thousands of dead fish have also been reported in Spruce Creek in Florida. You check out video on that story below.
Editor’s Note: Not sure I’m buying the whole “natural causes” thing. We’ve had cold weather before here in Maryland and you don’t see fish dying like this, and not on the heels of other massive animal deaths.
I don’t know what’s behind it, but one of our readers put together one possible “explanation”. Take it with a grain of salt:
Perhaps your readers should stop to consider this, and I’ll use posts from your own site to help you relate…
Revelation 8: 8-9
“And the second angel sounded his trumpet: and as a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became as blood; and the third part of the creatures that were in the sea which had life died.”
So what do YOU think? Is this all part of some Biblical prophecy, stress, trauma, cold weather, Corexit in the food chain, or disease?
- 2 million fish found dead in Maryland (cnn.com)
- Two Million Fish Found Dead In Maryland (news.sky.com)
- Armageddon Moves To Maryland: Two Million Dead Fish Found In Chesapeake Bay (mediaite.com)
- More Dead Birds, Fish Found Across The World (huffingtonpost.com)