SeaWorld Responds To Twitter Disaster With A Series Of Bizarre Tweets


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‘This is not right': Former SeaWorld trainer recalls killer whale treatmentJohn Hargrove describes cultish attitude as he publishes a book about his experiences – ‘The way it works is you keep your mouth shut’


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NUMBERS: The following are just a few examples of the mass fish death reports that have been coming in day after day from all over the globe…


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Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month

Posted By Michael Snyder | The American Dream On May 21, 2014 @ 6:22 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over the planet. In fact, there have been dozens of mass fish death events reported in the past month alone. So why is this happening? Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world? When more than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Rayover the weekend, it made headlines all over the United States.

But the truth is that what just happened off the southern California coast is just the tip of the iceberg. In 2014, mass fish die-offs have pretty much become a daily event globally. Individually, each event could perhaps be dismissed as an anomaly, but as you will see below when they are all put together into one list it truly is rather stunning. So is there a reason why so many fish are dying? Is there something that connects these mass fish death events? Has something about our environment changed? 210514fish

*In April, 500,000 carp were found “floating belly-up in Kentucky’s Cumberland River“.

*Over the weekend, thousands upon thousands of fish died just off the southern California coastline

California Fish and Wildlife workers are still scooping dead sea life from the surface of the harbor Monday after thousands of dead anchovies, stingrays and even an octopus died and floated up over the weekend.

So far officials have cleaned up 6 tons of dead fish, and they still have a long way to go.

*The death of approximately 35,000 fish up in Minnesota is being blamed on a “lack of oxygen“.

*The recent die off of thousands of fish in the Shark River near Belmar, New Jersey is also being blamed on “oxygen depletion“.

*Officials in Menifee, California are still trying to figure out what caused the death of thousands of fish in Menifee Lake a few weeks ago…

Authorities continued testing the water in Menifee Lake Friday after thousands of dead fish have been seen floating since last weekend.

Menifee city officials first heard reports Saturday of floating fish at the lake, which is located on private property about a half-mile east of the 215 Freeway.

*In the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins and sea turtles are dying “in record numbers“.

*Maryland officials are still puzzled by the death of 7,000 Atlantic menhadenlast month…

State environmental scientists are investigating the cause of a fish kill that left about 7,000 dead Atlantic menhaden in waters that include the Inner Harbor and Fells Point.

Jay Apperson, spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment, said that biologists went by boat on Tuesday to the area of Monday’s fish kill. He says the area extended from the mouth of the Patapsco River, up the Baltimore Harbor to Fells Point and Fort McHenry.

*Mass fish die-offs in Lake Champlain up in Vermont are being called “the new normal” by government officials.

*Along the coast of northern California, seals and young sea lions are dying “in record numbers“.

*Three months ago, farmers in Singapore lost 160 tons of fish to a mass die-off event.

*Back in September, approximately 40 kilometers of the Fuhe River in China “was covered with dead fish“.

*Also during last September, close to ten tons of dead fish were found floating on a lake near the town of Komotini, Greece.

The following are some more examples of mass fish death events from just the past several weeks that come from a list compiled on another website

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17th May 2014 – Masses of fish turn up dead in a marina in Pultneyville, New York, America. Link

16th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Aragatsotn, Armenia. Link

15th May 2014 – Hundreds of fish dying off ‘due to pollution’ in the wetlands of Rewalsar, India. Link

14th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish washing ashore in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton, Canada. Link

13th May 2014 – Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up along coast of Tasmania, Australia. Link

12th May 2014 – Mass death of fish in the river Eden ‘is a mystery’ in Cumbria,England. Link

11th May 2014 – Thousands of dead Puffer Fish, also dead turtles washing up on various beaches in Colombia and Costa Rica. Link and here

11th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond is ‘a mystery’ in Southborough, England. Link

10th May 2014 – Thousands of fish dead due to pollution in spring in Sikkim,India. Link

9th May 2014 – Die off of Fish ’causes panic’ in the Luda Yana River in Bulgaria.Link

8th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake ‘shock residents’ in Mangalore, India. Link

8th May 2014 – 12 TONS of dead fish removed from lakes in Chisago County, Minnesota, America. Link

7th May 2014 – Massive die off of fish in reservoirs in Quanzhou, China. Link

7th May 2014 – Thousands of fish found dead on the shores of Roatan,Honduras. Link

5th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach ‘a mystery’ in San Antonio Oeste, Argentina. Link

5th May 2014 – Mass death of fish found in lakes in Almindingen, Denmark. Link

4th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Fujian, China. Link

3rd May 2014 – 1,000+ dead fish wash ashore along a lake in Ontario, Canada.Link

2nd May 2014 – 40,000 fish die suddenly in a dam in Piaui, Brazil. Link

30th April 2014 – Mass fish kill ‘worst I’ve seen in 26 years of working here’ in Iowa, America. Link

30th April 2014 – Large amount of dead fish found floating along a river in Xiasha District, China. Link

29th April 2014 – Dozens of sea turtles are washing up dead in South Mississippi,America. Link

29th April 2014 – Thousands of dead fish washing up along the shores of Lakes in Wisconsin, America. Link

28th April 2014 – Turtles and other marine life continue to wash up dead in Bari,Italy. Link

28th April 2014 – Large fish kill found in the Mogi River in Brazil. Link

25th April 2014 – Large fish kill found in a reservoir in Nanchong, China. Link

24th April 2014 – Large amount of fish wash up dead along a river in La Chorrera, Panama. Link

23rd April 2014 – 2 Million fish found dead in a dam in Tehran, Iran. Link

23rd April 2014 – Mass die off of fish in Island lake in Ontario, Canada. Link

23rd April 2014 – Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake in Mudanjiang, China.Link

22nd April 2014 – 1,000 fish found dead in Oona River, County Tyrone,Northern Ireland. Link

21st April 2014 – Large amounts of fish washing up dead along the Panchganga River in India. Link

19th April 2014 – MILLIONS of dead fish found floating in Thondamanaru Lagoon, Sri Lanka. Link

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And remember, this list represents events that have happened in just a little over the past month.

So what is causing all of these mass fish death events?

Please feel free to share your opinion by posting a comment below…


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Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month


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Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month

by Michael Snyder | The American Dream | May 21, 2014


Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over the planet. In fact, there have been dozens of mass fish death events reported in the past month alone. So why is this happening? Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world? When more than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Rayover the weekend, it made headlines all over the United States.

But the truth is that what just happened off the southern California coast is just the tip of the iceberg. In 2014, mass fish die-offs have pretty much become a daily event globally. Individually, each event could perhaps be dismissed as an anomaly, but as…

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9 Biggest Lies SeaWorld Wants You to Believe


9 Biggest Lies SeaWorld Wants You to Believe

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SeaWorld worked long and hard to create the illusion of being a conservation organization that housed happy, healthy marine animals. Luckily, Blackfish—the groundbreaking documentary about the “abusement” park—shattered many of the lies that SeaWorld has been spewing for years. While there’s no hiding from the truth now, SeaWorld is still hoping that people will buy into the myths it’s fabricated.

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After Blackfish unveiled the ugly truth behind the “abusemen”t park, stock in the company took a huge hit, plummeting by 35 percent. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Here are some of the most shocking lies that SeaWorld expected you to believe. Are you smart enough to see through them?

1. Collapsed dorsal fins are normal.

All the captive male orcas at SeaWorld have a collapsed dorsal fin, and the company has said that this is a common and naturally occurring problem. But the truth is that this only rarely happens to wild orcas (only 1 percent), and when it does, it’s a sign that they’re injured or sick.

2. SeaWorld respects the bond between a mother and child.

In the wild, orcas stay in their family pods their whole lives. The company has said that it doesn’t separate mothers from their calves—but SeaWorld declares that calves are full grown at 4 years of age and moves them to a different location, away from their mothers, at this time. SeaWorld claims that this maintains a “healthy social structure,” while it’s actually the complete opposite of how orcas live in the wild.

3. SeaWorld cares about a “healthy social structure.”

SeaWorld insists that it promotes healthy social structures among the orcas it holds captive. In reality, the orcas are kept close together in cramped tanks, which causes stress and anxiety, which often lead to aggression and fights. When a fight or an attack occurs in the wild, orcas are able to flee—in captivity, they have nowhere to escape to.

4. The orcas at SeaWorld are mentally stimulated.

The orcas at SeaWorld would have to swim about 1,500 laps a day in their cramped pools to equal the approximate 100 miles they’d swim every day in their ocean home. Their desperation and boredom lead them to display psychotic behavior such as gnawing on the concrete sides of their tanks, which breaks their teeth.

5. SeaWorld prioritizes wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation.

SeaWorld tries very hard to appear as though it’s concerned with wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation. However, over the past decade SeaWorld has contributed less than 1 percent of its profits to conservation efforts.

6. Captive orcas’ life spans are equivalent to those in the wild.

Granny, a wild orca who was spotted off the coast of Canada in May 2014, is 103 years old. Other wild orcas have been known to live as long as 90 years—only five of the captive orcas at SeaWorld are more than 30 years of age. Most of them die in their teens, with the median age being 9 years old, and not a single captive orca has ever died of old age.

7. It’s safe for trainers to be in the water with orcas.

An orca at SeaWorld named Tilikum was forced to perform in circus-style shows, despite having already been involved in the deaths of two people. Dawn Brancheau, a trainer at SeaWorld, became the third person to die—a death that could have been prevented—when she was killed by Tilikum on February 24, 2010.

8. SeaWorld’s stock is fine.

After Blackfish unveiled the ugly truth behind the “abusemen”t park, stock in the company took a huge hit, plummeting by 35 percent. SeaWorld also saw a 13 percent drop in attendance, and its market value dropped $1.7 billion. Despite SeaWorld’s claims that its attendance was down only because of bad weather and “a shift in the Easter holiday,”  it’s clear that many people no longer want anything to do with the torture that SeaWorld calls “entertainment.”

9. Increasing the size of the tanks will make a difference.

After its stock plummeted and its attendance dropped, SeaWorld released a media statement saying that it was going to expand the orcas’ tanks—despite the fact that it had yet to apply for the permits required to build the new tanks. The expansion plan, which is now expected to conclude in 2018, includes tanks with a maximum depth of 50 feet and a length of 350 feet.  In the wild, orcas dive up to 1,000 feet and swim up to 100 miles a day. This expansion will affect only the paying guests—it’ll make virtually no difference to the orcas who are trapped at SeaWorld. The company’s plans are nothing more than an effort to distract us from something that we all know to be true: A bigger prison is still a prison.

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Canadian woman killed in Mexico after whale lands on tourist boat


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TORONTO – A Canadian woman has died in Mexico after a gray whale landed on a tourist boat Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

The whale crashed into the boat off the coast of Cabo San Lucas killing the 45-year-old woman.

Firefighter commander Juan Carvajal Figueroa told the AP the woman was in a boat with several tourists returning to port around noon Wednesday when the whale jumped from the water and landed on the boat.

Mexican navy personnel responded to the incident and took the woman to a clinic, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The woman’s name and hometown have not been released.

Global News has reached out to the Department of Foreign Affairs for comment but did not receive a response at the time of publication.

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Why in Hell Are Tiger Sharks Eating Songbirds?

Posted by Richard Conniff on March 10, 2015  https://strangebehaviors.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/why-in-hell-are-tiger-sharks-eating-songbirds/

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First there was the camera trap image, just last week, of deer raiding songbird nests and eating nestlings.  Yes, Bambi does that. Feathers and all.

Now comes word that songbirds have been turning up in the stomachs of tiger sharks.  Would somebody please tell them that this is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG?

Or maybe we’d better just get used to the idea that nature doesn’t behalf as we like to imagine. There’s a reason this column is called “Strange Behaviors.”

Here’s the report from Carol Christian at the Houston Chronicle (Parental Advisory: This article contains the word “tummies.”)

Tiger sharks are known for their voracious appetites, so researchers aren’t surprised when a big one eats something like a manatee or a sea lion.

But woodpeckers, tanagers, yellow throats, king birds, flycatchers, doves?

A University of South Alabama scientist who has been studying Gulf of Mexico tiger sharks for 10 years said he and his colleagues have been surprised at how many backyard birds end up in sharks’ tummies.

Drymon and friend

“We know for sure that they are eating a fair amount of these birds,” said Marcus Drymon, a University of South Alabama assistant professor of marine science and researcher at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, a consortium of 22 Alabama universities.

Beyond its prevalence, researchers know little about how Gulf sharks end up eating songbirds, which has led Drymon

to make a pitch for crowd-source funding on the website experiment.com. His goal is to raise $6,800 to pay for four satellite tagging devices known as SPOT tags.

These high-tech tags would help Drymon determine where tiger sharks are finding their bird meals.

His earlier research has included tagging sharks with $1 plastic tags that require recapture of the same animal — a fairly unlikely outcome — to be most useful, Drymon said.

Since 2006, Drymon has been studying juvenile tiger sharks, including contents of their stomachs. That can be determined by a technique called “gastric lavage,” in which researchers put a hose in the shark’s mouth and catch what comes out in a sieve, he said.

One particular shark about five years ago “coughed up a bunch of feathers,” Drymon said. When DNA analysis showed that the feathers came from terrestrial, or land-based, birds, it piqued the professor’s interest in how this could happen.

The university team catches sharks along the entire coast of Alabama, in water whose depth ranges from a few feet to more than a mile, he said. The area is within 10 to 15 miles of oil platforms, which raises the question of whether the birds are attracted to the oil platform lights, he said.

“This is the preliminary approach I’m taking, just to get baseline information to see if we can understand more about the interaction (of sharks and songbirds),” Drymon said Friday.

Recent public interest in sharks — not as something to be feared but as an important part of ocean ecosystems — has made crowd funding possible, he said.

“This is a new avenue for researchers and scientists to be able to involve the public in their research questions,” he said. “I think it’s going to be the way science moves forward. When the public can have a vested interet, I think it makes the process work best.”

This Bearded Hero is King of the Ducks


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This Bearded Hero is King of the Ducks

When Lars in Norway saw a duck trapped under the ice, he didn’t hesitate to leap into the frigid lake, shattering the ice, rescuing the duck and making a new feathered friend in the process!

As crazy as jumping into an icy lake may seem to most of us, that’s exactly what this 36-year-old ice bather (and duck rescuer) Lars Jørun Langøien did. When he spotted that the duck was trapped, he was already in swimwear, so he simply dove in to rescue it and then he gave it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation!

This poor duck was simply out for a casual walk on the frozen lake

Lars Jørun Langøien

Suddenly, the poor creature got trapped under the ice!

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