This seems just a bit too strange to be an accident…
A viral video of a pod of dolphins thrashing around in shallow water and beaching themselves has been going around the internet and I have to admit, something does look fishy… (Sorry)
The incident took place in what appears to be the Maranhao region of Brazil, where people watched in a mixture of fascination and horror as dozens of dolphins displayed some seriously weird behavior before crashing into the shoreline.
I’m no marine biologist, but that doesn’t appear to be normal.
Naturally, the internet is buzzing with people asking why this happened and floating all sorts of potential reasons why they acted this way.
#SoundPollution#seismicguns for oil surveying are louder than a rocket launch. Going off at 10 second intervals, it stops any dolphin or whale sonar use. This leads to; beaching in shallow waters, death from starvation -as they can’t hunt prey & bleeding if dive/surface quickly https://t.co/QZeb9hhd8R
I wonder if there is a “suicide fungus” that’s rare but present in the oceans? Whenever I hear about mammals beaching themselves, it’s very unnerving. Reminds me of ‘The Happening’ by M. Night Shyamalan starring Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel. https://t.co/ZT7vaPmbWg
“They heard all the fish together like dogs do with sheep then drive them against a sea wall or low water where the fish canst swim away then eat them all up then swim away. Happened at my aunts sea wall almost every day”
So according to the always trusty world of Twitter, we’re looking at anything from sonar waves, to seismic guns, suicide fungus, wind turbines, a feeding technique, or looming lunar eclipse… In all, we have no freaking idea.
Being the professional non-expert that I am, I won’t take a stab at it, but I’m curious what you think.
What caused this and will more of these events occur?