Monday, January 18, 2016

Oceans Are Still Dying: More Dead Whales & 10,000 Squid Wash Up On Beaches

Dead Whales Won't Stop Washing Up on This Dutch Island

Dead Whales Won't Stop Washing Up on This Dutch Island
In the past week, five dead sperm whales have washed up on the shores of Texel, a municipality just off the northern coast of Holland. It’s got nothing to do with naval sonar tests often linked to mass whale strandings; rather, it’s due to an unfortunate quirk of geography.

Texel (pronounced Tessel) is a beautiful island, just off the northern Holland. The coastline affords views of the North Sea. Wide green fields slope down to broad sandy beaches. About a third of the island is a nature reserve. Unfortunately, it’s been getting the wrong kind of wildlife. In just one incident this week, five sperm whales have washed up on Texel’s beaches. In the last week, a dozen whales have been stranded on nearby German and Dutch islands.

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Fukushima? 10,000 Dead Squid Wash up on Chile Beach

It is being referred to as Cthulhu-geddon.

Squid have washed up on Santa Maria Island off Chile this week in what some have described as biblical proportions. Thousands of dead and dying squid are piled up on the shore. While some squid normally do wash up this time of year, it’s never been in this large of a quantity.

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