Seals, Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Bald Eagles, Sea Stars, Turtles, King and Sockeye Salmon, Herring, Anchovies, Sardines All Dying

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We’ve previous documented that seals, sea lions, polar bears, sea stars, turtles, sockeye salmon, herring, anchovies and sardines on the West Coast of North America are all suffering mysterious diseases … which are killing many.

We’ve asked whether this is related to massive releases of radiation from Fukushima. Update.

Sadly, we can now add other wildlife to the list.

EneNews reports:

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 29, 2013: Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the past few weeks alone — and nobody can figure out why. [...] Many suffered from seizures, head tremors and paralysis [...] Many of the eagles were brought to the mammoth Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah [...] Within 48 hours, most were dead. [...] State wildlife specialists are baffled. For weeks, officials have sent birds for necropsies [...] At first, the agency’s disease scientists guessed the illness could be encephalitis, which is caused by the West Nile virus, but later ruled out that possibility. [...] Officials suggest the die-off is possibly connected to the deaths of thousands of eared grebes that began in Utah in November. [...] Officials still don’t know why the shore birds became sick. [...] Officials at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center have their own theories. Some point to radiation from Japan after the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. [...] A call from Idaho shed new light: A wildlife official said bald eagles there were also getting sick, suggesting the birds were arriving in Utah already in bad health.


Buz Marthaler, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah co-founder: “It’s just hard to have your national bird in your arms, going through seizures in a way it can’t control — when you can see it’s pain but don’t know what’s happening to it. As a human being, you just have problems with that. And when you lose one, it just grabs your heart. [...] In an average year, we might get one or two, but we’ve received nine so far, and five of those have died. The other four are still in our care. [...] We aren’t ruling out anything.”




Washington Post, Dec. 30, 2013: [...] “This is really concerning to us,” says [Leslie McFarlane, the wildlife disease program coordinator for the state’s Division of Wildlife Resources]. She has been program coordinator for 10 years and describes the recent deaths as “very unusual.” [...] The symptoms noted in the recent spate of deaths—and the broad geographical area in which they have cropped up—are what has officials concerned.


Listen to the public news service report here

In a second article, EneNews notes:

Juneau Empire, Dec. 29, 2013: [...] the king [chinook] salmon — has fallen from its throne. [...] Alaska has seen unprecedented declines in recent years [...] scientists like Joe Orsi and Jim Murphy, both fisheries research biologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are digging deeper into [...] the cause of the startling downward trend. [...] When asked about the potential impact Fukushima may be having on king salmon stocks in the Gulf of Alaska and elsewhere in the state, Orsi would not comment. “I’ve been told to refer you to the (Environmental Protection Agency),” he said, “Because I’m not an expert on the topic.” Calls and emails to the EPA were not returned in time and digging on the federal agency’s site revealed no current information on radiation from the Fukushima disaster. The last posted monitoring results occurred in June of 2011.

Unfortunately, the American and Japanese governments are doing everything they can to cover up the severity of the Fukushima disaster.  Indeed, anytime government or big corporations screw up, the government works to cover it up … instead of actually fixing the problem. And see this.

EneNews continues:

Bellingham Herald, Dec. 5, 2013: “[...] we see from test fisheries that the Chinook numbers returning to the Fraser River system were at a record low,” explained Ken Balcomb, executive director and principal investigator for The Center for Research and a science advisor to the whale watch association. [...] [An] alarming decrease of an important identified food resource [...]


Islander Sound, Dec. 25, 2013: [A] dismal return of Chinook salmon to the Fraser River.


Salmon Fishing in British Columbia, Canada: There are two major salmon runs of Chinook that are targeted by anglers; the Fraser river [and] Harrison River.


December 2013: Previously unpublished map from gov’t scientists shows Fukushima plume already at Alaska coast (PHOTO)


November 2013: CBC Headline: Radiation from Fukushima arrives on Alaska coast — University scientists concerned — “Is the food supply safe?… I don’t think anyone can really answer that”


September 2013: US Gov’t: Alaska island “appears to show impacts from Fukushima” — “Significant cesium isotope signature” detected — Scientists anticipate more marine life to be impacted as ocean plume arrives (VIDEO)

Note from Management: All of these mystery diseases and deaths at the same time are just a coincidence. You are perfectly safe. This is not the Droid you're looking for ...

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90's Child's picture

West Nile killed off the eagles that came to Utah.

MSimon's picture

Wind turbinez and solar cellz Bitchez.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Wonder if anyone has picked up on .Govs latest acquisition.

First question you should have with the raised eyebrow is why such a large quantity and for what? What could they possibly be anticipating with such a large supply order for this product?

Let's assume that these question(s) and Federal procurement request has something to do with this post. 

Happy New Year!

Ms No's picture

I can buy the salmon but bald eagles in Utah?  Evidence please......  How about all these meteors or whatnot... seen two myself, their freaking everywhere.... sun flippin poles.  OUR SHIELDS ARE DOWN CAPTAIN!

pondview28's picture

Another round of conjecture, hearsay, looks funny so it must be radiation, etc. This looks like the evidence for aliens visiting Earth. Animals dying from the effects of radiation and/or toxicity would provide plenty of actual evidence. It would not be a mystery. Someone dig up actual evidence.

Yen Cross's picture

" Pond"  "View" ? Did I get that right?

Fix It Again Timmy's picture

Fukushima - Japanese Purple Kool-Aid....

hangemhigh77's picture

they're just birds.  we don't need no stinking birds.

scrappy's picture

Remember that movie with Rutger Hauer anyone?


Don't fuck with my Birds!


Happy New Year.

Yen Cross's picture

  Thanks for all the conscientious work this year George. My best to you and your family. You've been tremendously informative.

wisehiney's picture

Cherokee queen. A really beautiful picture of the one fine break in the anglo saxon line on all sides that i have ever found. One of my mama's favorite ancestors/legacy. The picture speaks for it self. Neighbors from Pocahontas, and Americas first anti banker/contraband illegal importers of the Bright Leaf from the islands. John Rolfe, our first great land pirate, the Seed of the Evil Weed. That indisputably built this country. The banks try to make you believe all the rest. Of the BS. Meet you ZH'er's on the other side of the blue marble. But I am coming back here. 2014


wisehiney's picture

GW, I would love to sit in the moonlight of the historic remains of GW's early frontier forts in a beautiful valley of old cow pasture and bull pasture rivers and the blood from his ancestors that flowed down from the hills of Stonewalls early struggles at McDowell, VA. A most excellent bottle of our founding fathers Port. Could survive the freezing/burning  three to six month transport across the atlantic.

Yen Cross, thanks for the insight last year, expect even better 2014!

Stoploss's picture

Don't hear a whole lot about Hawaii anymore. Hmm.

Wonder what kind of shit is washing up there?


Oh wait..


Yen Cross's picture

    I'm also seeing some disconcerting news.

The Heart's picture

Shake...rattle...and roll...

As the people wake up the more they know...

We speed up the awakening to these evil horrors...

Shake rattle and roll...soon people no more...

The bushes and HAARP are on the loose...

Another distraction to cook the goose...

The economy is crashing fast at light speed...

Take a look at what THEY need...

Shake rattle and roll using the evil earthquake technology tools...

Oh look at the planet of poor ignorant fools...

Die...die...die says the evil beast...

Round and round goes this radiation always towards the East...

Ever worsening to kill-kill slowly kill you all off...

Read this twice before you give it the scoff.


(thanks for the link provided by the alert lightbearer below)

TheRideNeverEnds's picture

ecosystem schmecosystem....  we dont need all that mess and anyway we can just print more fish and stuff if we really get into trouble right guys?....guys?





Save_America1st's picture

it's getting really creepy like that...TPTB may wipe the planet clean and try to start things over however they want it if things keep on this kind of pace.  They won't need or allow anything else to grow or reproduce naturally...they'll just "print" what they want/need and flush the rest of us down the toilet.



Brokenarrow's picture

Many Japanese have an interesting theory: they believe that Fukishima is karmatic pay back for Hiromisha. They believe that Fukishima will pump radiation into the Pacific Ocean until radiation  finds its way into the water supply of California, poisoning millions and making the land uninhabitable. Many are even gleeful about it.

I would not be moving to Northern Ca. anytime soon.

"Absurd!", you say? I dunno................

scraping_by's picture

Part of an interesting theory. TPTB aren't put out by this becuase they're internationalists, and the market region formerly known as the United States is just one of many possible places to headquarter their looting. And, there's nothing that doesn't contain an opportunity. Real estate east of the Rocky Mountains? At least for a few decades anyway.

hootowl's picture

The western slopes of the Rocky Mountains/ west side of the continental divide will soon become so irradiated by the influx of Pacific storms that cancer will force depopulation of the left coast back eastward toward the Great Plains and the Mississippi Valley.  What a horror,....the Heartland becoming infested with deformed left coast liberal mutations,....the invasion of the living brain-dead will soon be upon us all in the Heartland.  God help us!

AurorusBorealus's picture

What does Chernobyl mean... it is the Ukrainian word for Wormwood, an herb that grows abundantly in the region around the city.

 "The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood.[a] A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter."  Revelations 8:10

The name of the star is Chernobyl...

shovelhead's picture

Angels speak Ukrainian?

Learn something new every day...

Tall Tom's picture

The New Testament was quilled in Greek.


Russian and Ukranian Launguages are Cryllic Languages and are derived from that of Ancient Greek.


The word Angel is a transliteration of the Ancient Greek word "angelos". The proper, literal, translation would be Messinger, one that delivers a message.

scraping_by's picture

Angel isn't always a species name. Sometimes it's a job description.

steveo77's picture

Radiation Spiking in Kauai

450% increase in serious shark attacks in Hawaii since 2011

How many dozens of pieces of information do we need, before a stalwart army of international proportion can go and properly attack Fukushima, like Chernobyl was attacked with an army of 500,000




Save_America1st's picture

GW:  I read this one on your site last night and will send thanks to you once again for keeping up on all this and for tying the various outlying reports into singular articles with all the links.  

I forward your stuff to tons of people and I can't even count how many people still tell me they had no clue all this was even going on.  People are so in the dark about F-shima and how bad it is, and that's totally due to world-wide criminal level coverups by all governments and their propaganda media operations.  what total scumbags they all are.

Anyways, thanks for staying on this and I will say thank you also to ZeroHedge for continuing to post your stuff to get it out to the folks me, I'm sure many also pass this information onward to countless others.


SmittyinLA's picture

There is no shortage of sea lions, in fact their federal protection is probably the reason for the West Coast Salmon collapse, each one eats more than 10 pounds of fish per day, and there are hundreds of thousands of sea lions with their primary "natural predator" (man) legally forbidden from hunting them.

Sea lions are also spiking the great white shark population.

Disenchanted's picture
Potassum Iodide Solicitation Number: 14-284-SOL-0015A Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Program Support Center
Location: Supply Service Center



(iv)  The contract line item number, item, quantity and unit of measure is :

Line No. 001; potassium iodide tablet, 65mg, unit dose package of 20s; 700,000 packages (of 20s)

(v)  Delivery is required on or before February 1, 2014.  Delivery will be made to:  DHHS, SSC, Bldg #5 Receiving Dock, PErry Point,MD  21902

Disenchanted's picture

I'm not much good at math, but I think that's 14 million doses...

forwardho's picture

Seems like alot.

Until you realize its not.

Mesquite's picture

To go with that 30 year supply of food down in the underground cities/rat holes tptb built...

Michigander's picture

When asked about the potential impact Fukushima may be having on king salmon stocks in the Gulf of Alaska and elsewhere in the state, Orsi would not comment. “I’ve been told to refer you to the (Environmental Protection Agency),” he said, “Because I’m not an expert on the topic.

Must be the shiny badge and justice league of America Identification card at the EPA makes them the expert eh?

foxmuldar's picture

One fact that is fact, Bald Eagles and other birds are being killed by those ugly windmill farms. Our Green loving president has given the windmill farms a 30 year repreive from any charges when one of their windmills kills a Bald Eagle.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

When man makes laws to "protect" wildlife, there are all sorts of unintended consequences. 

For example, hawks and birds of prey are Federally protected, despite the fact that hawks are very good to eat - or so I hear. They cannot be hunted or trapped. The hawks are natural predators to muskrats. 

I can remember being approached by an old country boy at a boat ramp here in Alabama who had 300 muskrat pelts to sell. He wanted a dollar a piece for them. Nobody would buy them at that price. I offered him 50 cents a pelt. Muskrats are now bringing $10 - if you can find one to trap.

The hawks done ate up all the muskrats. Eat a hawk and go to jail. 

There is no balance in the force. 

Walt D.'s picture

Which Goron/Moron gave this post a down arrow? It is a statement of <b>fact<\b>, not opinion.

Tall Tom's picture

That must be someone who does not like the truth. There are far too many here whom do not. The celebrate the lie and image over that of fact and substance.

americanreality's picture

Its simple when you can see the direct cause such as windmill strikes.  Mercury from coal bioaccumulates up the food chain and causes proven health problems. Since it isn't easy for simpletons to make the connection you/they go after wind power. It takes less thinking.  

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Put your comment in context.

Are you saying "yes" or "likely" that mercury and/or windmill impacts caused these seizures, and what about underwater life, that's being hit by windmills? Why would the mercury NOW kill the fish when beforehand they were fine? It's US that gets sick eating the fish with mercury, the fish seem barely bothered by it.

AngelEyes00's picture

Obama had been ticking  me off for a long while, then the decision to allow eagle deaths from windmills with no chance of legal action for 30 YEARS?!

If you have watched Blade Runner or Soylent Green they paint a picture of a future with no wild animals.  In B.R. they have a replicant owl & snake.  The woman who dances with replicant snakes says, "No of course it isn't real.  If I could afford a real snake, you think I'd be working here?"  In Soylent Green the only wild animals are viewed by Edward G. Robinson on a big video screen as a reward for agreeing to sacrifice himself (be killed) for the benefit of the state.

What will be left sometime in the 2050-2150 period is a world with no exotic wild animals, except the hardiest like rats, raccoons, opossums, seagulls, etc.  27,000 species go extinct every year.  So it's just a matter of time.  What will be left are farm animals, private collections and what's in zoos.  A polar bear pelt can now fetch as much as $80,000 in China.  A blue fin tuna recently sold for $250,000 in Japan  So they are doomed for sure, but so are all the other exotic wild species.  They will be QE'd out of existence.



HerrDoktor's picture

We nuked the Japanaese in 1945, now they are nukeing us in return

Tall Tom's picture

Nein HerrDoktor.


We nuked Japan in 1945...and now we have nuked them...again. General Electric built at least one of those damned reactors at Fukushima Daiichi.

old.frt's picture

You forget, they are getting that first whack.

A big chunk of Japan will become unliveable, much more than Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


GumbyMe's picture

The lying will continue until local government officials grow some balls and publically start questioning the garbage data coming from the feds. It will happen sooner of later, since the pressure is growing and even among the local bureaucrats are logically thinking people that can't take the bullshit anymore.

Al Huxley's picture

The only time you'll see balls on government officials is as mutations due to the radiation.

lotsoffun's picture

and there is no limit to the list of them.  hillary, and barney frank and big bad bama, and now yellen, and lot's more would like big balls!!  so they are probably loving the radiation in hope.



americanreality's picture

Or if Anne Coulter gets elected to public office.