LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Jan. 5, 2011HUFFPO: Dead Birds Fall From Sky In Sweden, Millions Of Dead Fish Found In Maryland, Brazil, New Zealand
The mystery of the dying birds deepened for baffled experts after another 500 birds were found littering a Louisiana highway days after 5,000 redwinged blackbirds plunged to their death on New Year's eve.
Just 300 miles away from Beebe, Ark., where thousands of dying birds fell from the sky this past weekend, Louisiana officials revealed that hundreds of birds were found dead Monday.
Millions of dead fish surfaced in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in the U.S., Tuesday, while similar unexplained mass fish deaths occurred across the world in Brazil and New Zealand. On Wednesday, 50 birds were found dead on a street in Sweden. The news come after recents reports of mysterious massive bird and fish
"We have blackbirds, starlings, sparrows. Several species of birds are affected," said Dr. Jim Lacour, Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian.
... sudden bird deaths occur more often than one would think. About 500 million to 1 billion birds are killed every year and mass deaths have been noted about 16 times in the past 20 years, the News Hour reports.IMHO: IT'S EITHER THE COLD, OR SOME NEW BIRD FLU VIRUS.
Rather than a divine sign, the cause is likely human: fireworks scaring the birds, toxic chemical killing the fish or powerlines tangling up the birds. There are also reports that some of the deaths could be natural: the Chesapeake Bay carnage may be due to "cold-weather stress," NPR reports.
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