Mass Death of Birds and Fish
On New Year's Eve, thousands of red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky in Beebe, Arkansas--a few days later, five hundred more were found dead along a Louisiana highway--three hundred miles south of the first mass death.
Scientists speculate extreme weather conditions, stress, bloodclots, or fireworks could have been the cause. Thurman Booth, a wildlife services director, stated, “There was probably some physical reason, but I doubt anyone will ever know what it was.” Government weapons testing or disease have also been considered.
Additionally, a whopping two million fish have surfaced in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, after 100,000 were also found dead in over twenty miles of an Arkansas River. The phenomenon isn't only happening in the United States--in Sweden one hundred dead birds were found on January 4.
Keith Stephens of Arkansas Game and Fish states that mass killings happen often, but none of this magnitude. All mass deaths are reportedly unrelated.Tweet