There were 19 reported mass fish kills in May 2014 and 14 in the second half of April, with reports coming in almost daily since April 19th, 2014.
The countries affected include Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, India, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Greece, Honduras, Iran, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Panama, Singapore and Sri Lanka. In the United States, the states of Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Wisconsin have all suffered fish kills.
The results are tons of dead carp, anchovies, stingrays, octopuses, menhaden, Puffer Fish, turtles, trout fry, grayling, huge trout, stone loach, bull heads, seals and young sea lions, drums, snapper, small freshwater fish, and swimming crabs. Many dead snapper were missing their eyes.
Additionally, thousands of birds like blackbirds, starlings, robins and jackdaws have fallen dead from the sky in Sweden, Kentucky, South Carolina and Louisiana. The media reported firecrackers had frightened the birds to death, but tests in the 2011 5,000 blackbird kill in Beebe, Arkansas showed the birds' insides had been dissolved.
Some of the suggested explanations for fish kills are oxygen depletion, diseases and parasites, toxins, algae blooms and red tides, biological decay, spawning fatalities, water temperatures, underwater explosions, chemtrails, droughts and overstocking. Like the canary in the coal mine test, these deaths may be a warning of environmental issues which could become fatal to humans as well when higher levels are reached.
Keith Kvenvolden's 2004 Gaia's breath--global methane exhalations paper published in the April 2005 Marine and Petroleum Geology Journal was about huge amounts of methane coming from petroleum extraction on the ocean floor and seepage from mud volcanoes where the petroleum reserves are. Methane gas oxidizes first to the toxin methanol and then to toxic formaldehyde (HCHO) and water vapor. According to a report by the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) in Science Daily, in 2007 methane levels increased by 27 million tons.
Researcher Andrea Silverthorne said in her published paper in The Real Agenda, "Even in low levels formaldehyde causes immune reactions. As levels go higher it can cause hypothermia, asphyxiation, and ultimately acidosis, which literally eats you from the inside out. Formaldehyde ingested through water is the worst form of poisoning. Bats drink water in dark caves. Frogs probably also drink water in their natural environment and so do birds. Fish would probably be the first and most affected creatures in an environment poisoned with formaldehyde, because they live every second of their lives inside the water."
Silverthorne also explains how bees could be dying off without leaving dead bodies as they are dissolved with acid from acidosis created by high HCHO levels. Formaldehyde seeks its own level like water and rises higher until it floods the lungs of all breathing life to a level of .29 ppm. It has no smell and living things die from chronic exposure to it. Smaller animals die as a group first, then larger animals like people.
Formaldehyde gas could be the reason for the fish kills and dead birds as well as an explanation for why the numbers of children with allergies and immune system disorders are rising so dramatically. Scientists in Turkey in 2006 studying HCHO levels in water said, "Wet deposit may be a significant source of HCHO to aquatic systems since concentrations in rainwater are expected to be higher than in surface waters." Formaldehyde goes back and forth from water to the air and after returning to water forms methane diol (formalin), a toxic laboratory preservative. They suggested more study of HCHO degradation in water should be done.
The video shows the most recent unexplained fish kill in the United States in California near Marina del Ray.