FACT CHECK: Mass Bird, Fish Deaths Occur Regularly

WASHINGTON (AP) — First, the blackbirds fell out of the sky on New Year's Eve in Arkansas. In recent days, wildlife have mysteriously died in big numbers: 2 million fish in the Chesapeake Bay, 150 tons of red tilapia in Vietnam, 40,000 crabs in Britain and other places across the world. Blogs connected the deadly dots, joking about the "aflockalypse" while others saw real signs of something sinister, either biblical or environmental.

The reality, say biologists, is that these mass die-offs happen all the time and usually are unrelated.

Federal records show they happen on average every other day somewhere in North America. Usually, we don't notice them and don't try to link them to each other.

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Just because the individual causes of the mass deaths are unexplained, does not mean there is no relationship among them.  Biologists say they are unrelated.  Unrelated to what?  I will bet that these deaths are almost all related to us.  Does anyone really doubt that our pollution, cell phone towers, windmill farms, etc. are responsible for most of these sad exterminations?  Arkansas authorities guessed that that thousands of blackbirds all crashed into the same power cable.  What? Did they all get drunk on New Years Eve and make a game of diving into that one electric line?  It shouts cover-up.  Or maybe few give a damn why they died.  As someone said to me, "Who needs blackbirds?"

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