Something is causing the waters just off the West coast to heat up dramatically, fish are dying off in staggering numbers, birds that feed on those fish are also dying off rapidly and scientists have discovered 15,000 holes in the ocean floor off the coast of California.
Oh, and scientists don't know for certain why any of these things are happening.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media is not emphasizing this crisis, and so most Americans don't even know what is going on. But the truth is that what we are facing is extremely serious. In fact, officials have taken the "unprecedented" step of shutting down the federal cod fishery in Alaska for the year because of the lack of fish. We are seeing things happen that we have never seen before, and this is definitely going to affect our food supply.
So, why are the fish dying?
Well, nobody knows for sure, but some officials are blaming the "marine heat wave" that has been happening in the waters along the West coast. The following comes from KING5 News:
A massive warmer-than-normal pool of water that's formed in the Pacific Ocean off the Washington coast and up into the Gulf of Alaska may already be wreaking havoc with our weather.
This is something that I have written about previously. Scientists are telling us that water temperatures are "as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit above normal," and if such conditions persist we could see millions upon millions of fish die.
At this point, we are being told that this vast expanse of water is roughly "1,000 to 2,000 miles" in size in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Hopefully this "blob" will go away soon, but that hasn't happened so far, and nobody really knows what is causing it.
Meanwhile, fish are dying off at an absolutely staggering rate. As I mentioned above, there are so few cod off the coast of Alaska right now that officials felt that it was necessary to shut down the federal cod fishery for the entire year:
In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season. It's a decision that came as little surprise, but it's the first time the fishery has closed due to concerns of low stock.
When I first heard about that, I was quite stunned.
And the outlook for the future looks quite grim, because officials are telling us that there are "next to no" new eggs:
A stock assessment this fall put Gulf cod populations at a historic low, with "next to no" new eggs, according to NOAA research biologist Steve Barbeaux, who authored the report.
At their current numbers, cod are below the federal threshold that protects them as a food source for endangered Steller sea lions. Once below that line, the total allowable catch goes to zero — in other words, the fishery shuts down.
The birds that feed on those fish are also dying off in large numbers.
Because of a severe lack of fish, they are literally dropping dead from starvation, and at this point there isn't much that officials can do about it. The following comes from the Big Wobble:
In November 2019, thousands of short-tailed shearwaters birds migrating from Alaska were washing up dead on Sydney's iconic beaches and the bird deaths had nothing to do with the massive wildfires in the area. Thousands more short-tailed shearwaters were dying out at sea, in what was confirmation of the incredible fish shortages in the Pacific Ocean. The corpses had been spotted at several shorelines including Bondi, Manly and Cronulla. The birds were migrating back to southern Australia to breed after spending the summer in Alaska. But, according to experts, a higher number than usual are dying on the way due to a lack of food. The birds need to be at full strength to make the 14,000km trip over the Pacific but the krill and other fish they feed on have apparently dwindled due to sea temperatures rising.
Let us hope that things will return to normal eventually, but there is no guarantee that is going to happen.
Our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and really weird things are starting to take place.
Speaking of weird, scientists are telling us that they have found 15,000 holes in the ocean waters off the California coast:
Thousands of strange round holes scooped out of the ocean floor have been uncovered along the coast of California.
Some measure nearly 600 feet across, but scientists are unsure how they formed.
As many as 15,000 holes have been found during an underwater survey by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).
I was quite alarmed when I read that, and even more alarming is the fact that scientists are telling us that the cause of all of these holes "remains a mystery":
"The cause and persistence of the pockmarks still remains a mystery, but we find no evidence they were created from gas or fluid in the sea floor in the recent past. The micro-depressions are recently formed erosional features; they are not 'incipient pockmarks'. Overall, a lot more work needs to be done to understand how all these features were formed, and this work is in progress."
For a long time I have been warning about what is happening to our planet. Volcanoes are going off like firecrackers all over the globe, and there was another major volcanic eruption in New Zealand on Monday. And earthquake activity continues to rise to very troubling levels. In fact, it was recently reported that there have been almost 60,000 earthquakes of at least magnitude 1.5 around the world over the last 12 months:
Earthquake tracking website EarthquakeTrack has recorded an astounding 59,841 tremors around the globe in the last 365 days on Dec. 9. In the last 30 days, a total of 4,172 tremors higher than magnitude 1.5 were felt and 895 hit in the last seven days.
The official story is that everything is just fine and our planet will start behaving normally again soon.
But unofficially, a lot of scientists out there are deeply concerned about what we are witnessing.
A great shaking has begun, and nobody is quite sure what is going to happen next.
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