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Large number of dead seabirds found on beaches of Chorrillos, Chile

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Large number of dead birds found at Chorrillos, Peru
People walking the beaches of Chorrillos yesterday were disturbed at the sight of dead seagulls and pelicans scattered along the sand, report local media.

According to Perú21,this could possibly be due to the strong effects of El Niño this year.

The latest study from the National Study of El Niño (ENFEN) released June 9, details that this year will register a strong level of the phenomenon with warmer temperatures enduring longer.

The ENFEN of the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrography (Senamhi) says that the effect is expected to peak in mid-July with the arrival of a new Kelvin wave. In other words, the temperatures are expected to stay warmer than usual for Lima winters and into the month of July

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Migra­tory birds that should be breeding in the Arctic remain on Fraser Island, Australia

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Migratory yellow-faced honeyeaters, which usually fly north from southern states at this time of year, have not yet arrived.
Something weird is happening to the birds on Fraser Island.

Migratory species have not left to breed in the Arctic summer in Siberia, baffling bird watchers and scientists.

The fear is that hundreds of common terns have not been able to fatten enough to start their 13,000km migration, during which they burn most of their body fat.

Godwits, another migra­tory species, have also stayed and are now in breeding ­plumage despite not being at their Arctic breeding grounds.

Birds Queensland spokesman Mike West said four-wheel-drive vehicles might have disturbed the beach-roosting birds.

Another theory was pilchard numbers might be down, cutting food sources.

Perplexingly, other species such as migratory yellow-faced honeyeaters and little wattle birds, which usually fly north from southern states, have not arrived.

Comment: See also: Winter bird migrants from Himalayas stay south in Tamil Nadu, India

Migrating birds still delayed by cooler than normal weather in Canada


Attention

9 fin whales found dead in Alaska waters in recent weeks

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The first of several dead fin whales, later named FW01, floats outside Marmot Bay near Kodiak Island on May 23.
At least nine fin whales have been found dead in recent weeks in southern Alaska waters, and researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and University of Alaska Fairbanks are attempting to find out what killed them.

"We rarely see more than one fin whale carcass every couple of years," said Kate Wynne, a UAF professor and Alaska Sea Grant marine mammal specialist, and the recent rash of dead whale discoveries is "mysterious."

According to a release from UAF, the first of the whales was reportedly spotted on May 23 by crew members aboard the state ferry Kennicott, which travels between Bellingham, Washington, and ports in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska.

Over the next two weeks, boaters, fishermen and pilots reported other dead whales in the floating in the area, the UAF release said. Those reports, and the photos submitted with them, led Wynne and her NOAA colleagues to conclude that "at least nine fin whales died in a relatively small area," the release said.

Question

Earthquake lights? Mysterious blue rays seen in skies over Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia


Images of the blue rays seen over Mount Kinabalu.
KOTA KINABALU: The blue rays seen in the skies over Mount Kinabalu are believed to be a phenomenon usually associated with areas hit by earthquakes.

The photo and video of the blue rays over Mount Kinabalu went viral Thursday evening, a week after the earthquake.

Geologists describe it as a "blue brush stroke light".

They say the generation of lights involved ionization of oxygen in some types of rocks due to high stress before, during and after earthquake and other seismic activities.

The villagers in Ranau living at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu said that the blue rays lasted for a short while and they recorded a video the phenomenon for several minutes.


Comment: In the chapter, Earth 'opening up', in Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection, Pierre Lescaudron discusses various factors pertaining to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, including the Earth's minute slowdown exerting mechanical stress on the crust and electromagnetism.
Precursors that indicate alerts of this potential rise also include increases in: low frequency electromagnetic emission, magnetic field anomalies, earthquake lights from ridges and mountain tops, temperature anomalies over wide areas and changes in plasma density of the ionosphere
As seismic and volcanic activity increases across the planet, such 'earthquake lights' and plasma discharges will likely become more common. For a recent probable plasma (not HAARP - see articles below) discharge activity, check out this youtube video (contains some strong language) published on June 12, 2015 which happened in Greenwood, Indiana USA.


Read the following articles to learn more about HAARP:

HAARP and The Canary in the Mine

Mind Control and HAARP


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Grizzly bear attacks couple hiking near Horsefly, British Columbia

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Provincial biologists estimate there are up to 15,000 grizzly bears in B.C. — about a quarter of the North American population.
Woman escaped with broken arm, boyfriend was not hurt, when they surprised bear while hiking in remote area

A woman who surprised a grizzly while hiking up remote mountains in British Columbia's Interior had no time to protect herself or prevent the bear attack, a conservation officer said.

The bear lunged at the woman and bit her, breaking her arm in a "chance encounter" on Friday, said Len Butler of B.C.'s Conservation Officer Service.

The bear was just trying to protect itself as it happened upon the woman and her boyfriend, he added.

"They hiked along a trail, they were in some of the open meadows and there was a small little pass to go up through," said Butler. "It was so quick. They did nothing wrong."

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African vultures are declining at a critical rate

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Vultures
An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the University of York, say African vultures are likely to qualify as 'Critically Endangered' under the International Union for Conservation of Nature's global threat criteria.

In a report published today (18 June 2015) in the scientific journal Conservation Letters, scientists from across Europe, Africa and North America have published the first continent-wide estimates of decline rates in African vultures: and find that many national parks and game reserves appear to offer vulture species in Africa little effective protection.

Scavengers such as vultures are essential to a healthy ecosystem; without them carcasses are largely consumed by mammalian scavengers such as dogs and jackals and this can increase levels of disease transmission, with possibly dire consequences for human health.

Being long-lived, slow breeders, vultures take several years to reach maturity, and typically fledge only a single offspring every 1-2 years. Yet the study indicates that Africa's vultures are declining at rates of between 70% and 97% over three generations; a time interval used by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) when assessing a species' threat status. Since six of the eight species are largely or wholly confined to Africa, and are projected to decline by at least 80% over three generations, the study suggests that they are likely to qualify as 'Critically Endangered' under the IUCN's global threat criteria.

Attention

Boy bitten by shark off Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

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Shark
A 10-year-old boy suffered minor injuries when he was bitten by a shark Wednesday in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. He is the second 10-year-old to be attacked in Florida in a week and at least the fourth person to have been attacked in Volusia County this year, authorities said.

The boy, who wasn't identified, was bitten on the calf as he swam in chest-deep waters just after 1 p.m. ET, said Tamra Marris, a spokeswoman for Volusia County Beach Safety/Ocean Rescue. A lifeguard responded, and the boy was treated at the scene for lacerations on his leg without having to go to a hospital.

The beach safety agency told NBC station WESH of Orlando that beaches would remain open.

Another 10-year-old boy is recovering from what authorities called "significant injuries" after he was attacked last week off Cocoa Beach, about 60 miles south.

Comment: See also: 2 children attacked by shark near Oak Island, North Carolina


Cloud Precipitation

Hail storm leaves holes in buildings at San Juan College, New Mexico

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Holes in a roof at San Juan College
Cleanup following last Thursday's hail storm in Farmington is still going on now a week later. They are still tabulating what it will cost to fix the damage on campus at San Juan College, too.

Officials say the storm was really bad. Videos sent to KOB show the hail pounding the campus—starting around pea sized, later growing to golf ball sized.

Maintenance workers at San Juan College said the phones started ringing not long after the hail, each call alerting them to a leaking roof in another building.

Many of the buildings have a white Thermal Plastic Overlay, or TPO, roof. A drop in temperature left the roofing brittle and each piece of hail that hit the roof left a crack. Those cracks let rain leak in and to the classrooms below.

The next hours and days involved a lot of fans and buckets to catch all that water. Pallets of buckets, in fact, more than 500 are deployed to catch any water still leaking.

Cloud Precipitation

Flash floods hit much of China, sweeping away homes

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House washed away in China floods
Torrential rains made a surprise visit to most parts of China on Wednesday, causing severe damage to infrastructures and disrupting road traffic in many cities and regions. In Yingshan County, in the central Hubei Province, downpours led to severe flooding in crop fields and some neighbourhoods. A home near a swollen river was washed away by a flood.


Cloud Precipitation

Southern Bulgaria submerged in floods after torrential rains

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Flooding in Bulgaria
Hundreds of houses have been affected and many hectares of crops have been destroyed by torrential rains and hailstorms in Bulgaria's south.

Belozem, a village near Bulgaria's second-biggest city Plovdiv, has been left almost completely sumberged in water, private national NOVA TV channel says.

In the nearby region of Haskovo, to the east, the hail took by surprise residents who seldom see any rain falling.

In Plovdiv itself, many streets and boulevards were left under water for some time.

The nearby Tundzha, Arda and Maritsa rivers are swelling. Authorities are trying to prevent any incidents related to a potential overflowing of dams located in the immediate vicinity (Kardzhali, Studen Kladenets, and Ivaylovgrad).

Last year's floods and torrential rains caused the death of more than 13 people across Bulgaria and destroyed property worth hundreds of millions.