The Arkansas Effect

100,000 drum fish were found dead along an Arkansas river last Thursday night. Scientists suspect disease is the cause. Then came a mysterious mass killing of 5,000 blackbirds on New Year’s Eve in the same state. Weather and fireworks top the list of possible culprits cited by experts, who expect to know more this week after studying the birds’ bodies for clues.

In the words of the dude who famously freaked out over that double rainbow earlier last year: “What does it mean?”

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  1. Case Closed on Arkansas Bird and Fish Deaths « The Enchanted Naturalist - January 4, 2011

    […] ruled out as a cause of the recent mass deaths of birds and fish in Arkansas that I blogged about here. The bird incident must have been particularly off-putting for residents, seeing as about 3,000 […]

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