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Saturday, October 27th 2012, 6:16 PM EDT
Fisherman first noted the phenomena this week as they saw skies full of common garden birds falling into the sea about their boats.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said they had received several reports from all along the British south coast of thousands of disorientated and exhausted birds drowning in the sea.
“The scale of these reports is truly shocking and it has the potential to adversely affect the status of species which may be declining for other reasons,” RSPB’s conservation director Martin Harper said.
One fisherman said the species including robins, blackbirds and thrushes fell as they tried to make shore.
Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 9:06 AM EDT
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In the last two years there has been a die-off of fish, birds and many marine species around the world. Often, especially in the case of fish, the cause is due to water pollution near the coast, to human errors in the case of fuel leaks on boats, or simply a variety of human activities. Other times, however, the causes remain mysterious, especially in the case of whole flocks of birds fell from the skies around the world. Have been put forward various reasons, including the reversal of the magnetic poles and 'solar activity.
This last, according to research, may be the primary cause of this situation. Current scientific knowledge tells us that these animals use the Earth's magnetic field during long migrations. Solar activity near the peak of the eleven-year cycle, would have caused the rifts in our magnetosphere, the region of space surrounding a celestial body, within which the magnetic field generated by it dominates the motion of charged particles present. Our planet is protected from this sort of shield, which does not allow to solar radiation, composed of plasma clouds and charged particles, to penetrate the surface.
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