Mass stranding of dolphins and whales in U.S., Peru, Ireland, and New Zealand
(March 14) The rate of cetacean strandings on the Irish coast remains unusually high, according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). The group’s Cetacean Stranding Scheme recorded 162 strandings in 2011 which, while numbers do vary from year to year, was 25-30 more than anticipated. And already this year the numbers are up on last year’s ‘inexplicable’ records for the first quarter. Some 21 strandings were reported to the IWDG in January alone – the highest ever number recorded for that month, well above the average of 13. February’s figures are even more worrying, with 30 strandings reported this year compared to a five-year average of 11.4. “As we are now well into 2012, it is clear that the numbers have not returned to what we could have considered to be more normal levels,” said the group in a statement. (Source)
From New England to Peru, an unprecedented number of dolphins have been beaching themselves in recent weeks, and experts are grappling as to why. In the last month, 177 short-beaked common dolphins have beached themselves here and 124 have died. This year’s strandings dwarf the the average of 37 common dolphins that have stranded each of the past 12 years. Scientists are puzzled – no one can explain why five times as many dolphins as usual have been stranded this year. Theories range from changes in weather, water temperature or behavior of the dolphins’ prey. (Source)
(Feb 16) According to officials in Peru, at least 264 bottlenose dolphins were found dead over a 103km stretch of coastline in Lambayeque, northern Peru during early February. (Source)
(Jan 25) Around 100 whales stranded at the Spit, on the northwest tip of the South Island in New Zealand. Only 17 of the whales from the pod made it back to sea. Experts do not know why whales get stranded during the summer. Some years there are none, but this is the second time it’s happened this year. (Source)
(Jan 21) Four whales, believed to have been Beaked whales, died after stranding themselves ashore Papamoa Beach East in Tauranga, New Zealand. (Source)
(Jan 7) Seven long-finned pilot whales died after being beached in New Zealand, but rescuers were confident Saturday they had saved the other 18 marine mammals that stranded. (Source)
(Jan 3) THE Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has said that the past year has seen a big increase in strandings of whales and dolphins compared to previous years. A total of 160 stranding and 1,565 sighting reports were logged during 2011 – the highest since the recording scheme was established in 1991 – that compares to 92 strandings in 2010. (Source)
(Nov 16) 91 whales died from separate mass-strandings in Australia and New Zealand. In all, 24 sperm whales and two minke whales died in a stranding on and around remote Ocean Beach in Tasmania. In an equally remote New Zealand location, the tip of Farewell Spit in the South Island, 65 pilot whales died. (Source)
(Oct 3) A number of dolphins were found dead and stranded in Parangtritis and Depok Beach, Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Prior to this, 17 dolphins were found dead in another area, in Ujung Kulon. (Source)
These are the words used to describe what is happening along Massachusetts’s Cape Cod Bay shoreline: massive, unexplained, unprecedented, mysterious. Every year, thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises are found stranded on coastlines around the world. But there are some areas in particular where strandings are more common, such as Cape Cod in the USA and around the coast of New Zealand. (Source) This natural phenomenon has occurred for thousands of years but are the numbers increasing?
Australia – In 2011, experts warned of an increased frequency in the number of whale stranding events along Western Australia’s coastline. (Source)
Cape Cod – In each of the past 12 years, an average of 37 common dolphins are usually found stranded but 124 have died this year in less than 2 months.
Ireland – A total of 160 stranding in 2011- the highest since the recording scheme was established in 1991 - compares to 92 strandings in 2010.
New Zealand – On average more than 300 dolphins and whales strand on New Zealand beaches each year. (Source) At least 150 have died this year in less than 2 months.
Though puzzled, marine mammal specialists indicated that in the longer view, it might be perfectly normal (or is it?) So far, rescuers are not seeing any pattern of disease or injury that would indicate one particular cause for this year’s numbers. Many agree that there is no single answer. (Source) Here are some of the proposed reasons for the increase in strandings:
Usually warm winter – Higher temperatures affect the animal’s reproductive cycles, hibernation patterns and more. (Source)
- Naval Equipment – Experts have long believed that sonar plays a central role in causing whales and dolphins to strand. In March 2011, a published study confirmed that sonar repels beaked whales, disrupting their natural behavior. This could cause the whales to go off course, swimming into shallow waters.
- Impact of off-shore oil exploration and drilling in the region
- Deepwater Oil Spill
- Navigational error - Disruption in the earth’s magnetic field interferes with sea mammals’ and even migratory birds’ ability to navigate (Source)
END TIMES TRUTH
Clearly, there are connections between the strandings and acoustic disruptions in the ocean and climate change as well as human-caused factors. By using mankind’s own blundering misuse of this planet Yahweh is bringing Her will to pass. The last Armageddon (the Global Flood), everything in the sea was spared that did not breath like we do, but this time, everything in the seas are going to either wash ashore or create the largest cesspool of dead carcasses in the history of creation - thanks to drilling for oil and the dumping of toxic waste including nerve gas, the seas require a miracle to bring future life back to them.
Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked—it will go badly for them, for what they have done will be done to them.
Isaiah 33:1 [ The LORD Rises Up ] Woe, you destroyer never destroyed, you traitor never betrayed! When you have finished destroying, you will be destroyed. When you have finished betraying, they will betray you.
Who controls nature? Who is nature? Who is in control? Yahweh is Nature – She told Cain the ground would not reproduce for him any longer. Genesis 4:12 “If you work the land, it will never again give you its yield.” What happens when Nature gets out of balance? What happens when creation is not in harmony with the Creator?
Animals have no evil in them. They are a part of nature, and Yahweh is nature. And what happens with the natural order of things? All of nature, it is recycled. So, the animal kingdom is re-birthed from the Pool of Life over and over again. Those of the animal kingdom that survived the great deluge, they were vessels of salvation for the rebirth of all the animals that perished during that global deluge. This is why nothing was lost except the evil of that world. Yahweh is not unjust. But our Creator wants everyone to know the bowls of anger comes from Her throne. Why is the Sun becoming restless? Why did the BP oil spill happen at such a time?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 [ A Time for Everything ] There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.