Nov 08

‘Mysterious Phenomena’ off U.S. West Coast: Fish disappeared, whales nearly absent, no krill, high rates of egg failure among birds — California Fishermen: “There’s almost nothing there, just a lot of warm clear water” (ENENews, Nov 4, 2014):

San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 2, 2014: Rare changes in wind patterns this fall have caused the Pacific Ocean off California and the West Coast to warm to historic levels, drawing in a bizarre menagerie of warm-water species. The mysterious phenomena are surprising fishermen… El Niño isn’t driving this year’s warm-water spike… Nor is climate change… All year [NOAA] scientists… have been forecasting an El Niño… But now the water is only slightly warmer than normal at the equator, leading scientists to declare a mild El Niño is on the way… The ocean changes also have affected birds. As ocean upwelling stalled in the summer, less krill and other food rose from the depths. As a result, several species of birds, including common murres, had high rates of egg failure on the Farallon Islands, 27 miles west of San Francisco. Continue reading »

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Jul 03

From the article:

“Scientists are not sure why.”

For some reason, people did not see gulls and other sea birds eating them, he added.”

Maybe that ‘helps’:

Fukushima radiation

See also:

Red Alert: Shocking Plane Radiation On Flight From Chile To The U.S.

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming …

Millions of krill wash up on Oregon, Calif. beaches (AP, June 29, 2013):

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Millions of krill — a tiny shrimp-like animal that is a cornerstone of the ocean food web — have been washing up on beaches in Southern Oregon and Northern California for the past few weeks.

Scientists are not sure why.

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