When you take the following story about mysteriously-beached dolphins, and add to it all the birds and fish by the hundreds of thousands that have also mysteriously died, it begins to paint a picture. And any reasonable explaination would include a quick peek into the world of HAARP. Click here to for a quick, 60-Second HAARP Primer...
WELLFLEET, Mass (AP) — There's no good spot on Cape Cod for dolphins to continue this winter's massive and unexplained beachings, but a group of 11 has chosen one of the worst.
Over the past two years, unexplained hundreds of thousands of birds, fish and mammals have been dropping from the skies and dropping on the beaches. The question is...why?
The remote inlet down Wellfleet's Herring River is a place where the tides recede fast and far, and that's left the animals mired in a grayish-brown mud one local calls "Wellfleet mayonnaise."
Walking is the only way to reach the animals, but it's not easy. Rescuers crunch through cord grass and seashells before hitting a grabby muck that releases a footstep only after a sucking pop. One volunteer hits a thigh-deep "hole" and tumbles forward. The mud covers his face like messy war paint the rest of the morning.
Rescuers make a quick assessment once they reach the animals.
One dolphin is dead, but the other 10 appear healthy, and some bang their tails in the shallows, struggling to move. Rescuers decide the best course is to wait for the incoming tide to free the dolphins, then boats can try to herd them out of trouble. The only other alternative is hauling them to a waiting trailer, and open water. But the trailer is nearly a mile away.
Waiting has risks. Dolphins can't survive long on land and there's no guarantee the boats can push the dolphins on to safety.
"Now's where we start crossing our fingers," said Brian Sharpe of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, as he heads for a boat. A year ago, Tuesday's 11 stranded dolphins would have seemed remarkable. Now, they just add to a growing tally.
In the last month, 177 short-beaked common dolphins have stranded on Cape Cod, and 124 have died. The total is nearly five times the average of 37 common dolphins that have stranded annually during the last 12 years.
So far, there's no explanation. source - Yahoo New