Mass Bird, Fish Deaths Occur Regularly

Seth Borenstein on the odd events of the mass blackbirds that fell out of the sky and other mass animal deaths: On average, 163 such events are reported to the federal government each year, according to USGS records. And there have been much larger die-offs than the 3,000 blackbirds in Arkansas. Twice in the summer…

Seth Borenstein on the odd events of the mass blackbirds that fell out of the sky and other mass animal deaths:

On average, 163 such events are reported to the federal government each year, according to USGS records. And there have been much larger die-offs than the 3,000 blackbirds in Arkansas. Twice in the summer of 1996, more than 100,000 ducks died of botulism in Canada.

I don’t know whether I should be reassured by this, or even more troubled by this.

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