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South Africa: Experts Puzzled After Scores of Dead Fish Found Littering Ocean Floor Near uShaka Beach in Durban

IOL News – “Fish experts have been unable to shed light on why scores of dead fish were seen in the sea near uShaka beach in Durban earlier this week.

Divers Selwyn Rautenbach and Carl Stow said they came across 20 to 30 dead fish, mainly shad, lying on the ocean floor, about 50m offshore, on Wednesday.

‘We were going to dive at the wreck of the Ovington Court, but we didn’t stay in very long because the sea was dirty and smelly.

‘The dead fish were lying in more or less a straight line, with their mouths and gills open. There were probably many more further along the backline, maybe a couple of hundred, but we cancelled our swim,’ said Rautenbach.

Stow said he did not think the dead fish had been dumped by fishermen as there were no visible hook marks or other wounds.

Sean Fennessy, a fish scientist at the Oceanographic Research Institute in Durban, said he had not received similar reports from other residents and it was difficult to speculate on what might have killed the fish.” Read more.

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  1. iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist
    04/16/2012 at 10:03 PM

    So, besides the obvious, the mass die off of fish, dolphins, some whales, turtles, jellyfish, do you think this is caused by the increase in radioactivity from Japan, the increased activity from the ring of fire, the various volcanoe’s coming to life, or a combination of all? Either way we’re being ushered smack into the middle of prophecy, I was just wondering what everyone else thought.


  2. ICA
    04/16/2012 at 11:00 PM

    I’m no expert, but I’d say we’re dealing with contaminants, catastrophes and contagions. At times we’re looking at one primary cause (such as when whales or dolphins beach themselves during certain geological changes preceding a large earthquake, with the ‘White Nose’ fungus currently infecting and killing millions of bats throughout North America, or when fish kills occur due to oxygen depletion), other times it could be any combination of contaminants, catastrophes and contagions. Man-made pollutants and radiation, for instance, can have an adverse effect upon the immune systems of marine life, which then makes what would have otherwise been one healthy animal more prone to sickness and disease. Sickened-diseased-contaminated organisms on the lower end of the food chain are then consumed by others higher up (from krill and kelp to fish to turtles and dolphins and seals and whales and polar bears, etc).

    Disease and sickness will often be obvious. Contamination, such as with radiation, won’t be unless we have special equipment to detect it. And the “problem” with the food chain — when it’s not so obvious — is that we’re at the very top.


  3. Willard
    04/17/2012 at 10:12 AM

    I am not ashamed – I would agree with you – the plagues of the book of Rev are already in process and it may well be coming from many things – all of these sounds that we are hearing world wide – the ring of fire coming alive – volcanoes becoming active world wide MAY be the process that God is using to awaken the world one last time – nobody seems to be listening though – The latest bought of activity began April 11th during the Feast of unleavened Bread and we are now in the count down of the Counting of the Omer which ends May 26th I think ?? so we will WAIT AND SEE but I think we must be watch



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