Four key factors make these incidents all the more worrying:
– They are happening worldwide
– They are almost spontaneous
– They are all happening on mass
– Nobody knows what the causes are
Human activity is undoubtedly implicated in the cause, many of us think Fukushima’s continuing leakage of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of highly-radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean (since 2011) will soon impact on the eco-system, this is one such possibility many more people are waking up to, yet experts and authorities tend to either be in denial, covering up any knowledge they poses deliberately or even hampering any likelihood of reach and testing to pinpoint a cause.
List of known mass whale deaths globally:
(we’ll keep this updated with any more incidents)
Several Sperm Whales found dead washed up on Skegness, United Kingdom
The whales, which are thought to have died at sea, are believed to be from the same pod as the animal that died on Hunstanton beach on Friday, HM Coastguard said.
12 beached sperm whales die in week of carnage on northern European coast
Whales died on or off the coast of the Dutch island of Texel and the German islands of Wangerooge and Helgoland this week.
38 dead baleen whales wash ashore in Tamil Nadu, India
Carcasses of 38 baleen whales were washed ashore near the Tiruchendur beach “This is an unusual thing…an unusual mortality incident, we have to find out the reason,” said Marine Scientist Velumani of the Fisheries Department.
More than 330 dead whales point to environmental mystery in Southern Chile
Months ago, more than 20 Sei whales were reported stranded in Patagonia. Now, research in southern Chile has uncovered the full extent of the horror: It is possibly the worst disaster ever of its kind.
Alarm raised over large die-off along the British Columbia, Alaska
The large number of dead whales appearing along the coast of British Columbia and Alaska since May is raising alarms among scientists. Thirty dead whales have been detected in the Gulf of Alaska since May, representing a die-off more than three times the normal rate, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).