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28 October 2014

WHALES STRANDED IN GULF OF ST LAWRENCE WERE INJURED BY EARTHQUAKES

CANADA, GULF OF SAINT LAWRENCE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS, - On Tuesday, 21 October 2014, Nine pilot whales stranded inside Sunbury Cove, in Prince County, ~7 miles west of Summerside.




On October 12, 2014, a series of 3 earthquakes in the seafloor along the Reykjanes Ridge about 3,000 km SW of Reykjavik produced the sudden injurious changes in ambient diving pressures that injured the cranial air spaces of these nine pilot whales. Links to the scientific data for these 3 events:  Mw 5.4 , Mw5.5 , and Mw 4.6. These quakes were all vertical thrusting events that occurred in the heart of a known pilot whale habitat.
These nine whales might have been part of a larger group. A storm at sea could have caused them to be separated. If so, the larger pod is still at sea, swimming downstream and headed towards Cape Cod Bay. They should arrive during the first week of November.

IS THERE A COVER-UP?

You will not hear this from anyone but me. Either I am a raving idiot or there is a massive worldwide cover-up to hide the truth about why whales mass strand themselves.

I've know what I am about to say since 1985. I've tried a hundred times to inform various US Government Offices including the US Navy, US Marine Mammal Commission, National Marine Fisheries Service, and many more. I've also posted messages on all the whale science groups and wrote a hundred scientists. They ignore me as though I had the Ebola virus.

My 40 years of research (posted here) indicates that a series of sudden changes in diving pressures induced by the dancing seafloor during an earthquake causes ~97% of all pod strandings. Sudden pressure changes induce by explosive undersea volcano, US Navy sonar, oil industry airguns and explosives, and the violent impact when a heavenly body slams in the surface cause ~3% of mass beachings.

And, the sudden change in diving pressures must catch the pod by surprise. A sonar ship approaching a pod with its sonar operating will not injure whales because they will swim as far away and as fast as they can to prevent injury. On other hand, if the navel vessel suddenly turns on it's bottom mounted sonar when above a pod of feeding whales, injure is sure to occur. 

Keep also in mind... a sudden change in the surrounding water pressure is every diver's worst nightmare come true.

The resulting injury is called barosinusitis (sinus barotrauma). Because the air inside a diving whale's cranial air spaces is used to bounce sound around in their heads in a fashion to enable their biosonar system, even a slight sinus injury can disable their echonavigation and prevent them from diving and feeding themselves.

With no functional biosonar to guide them, the nine stranded whales were as lost at sea as a blind man thrown overboard in the middle of the ocean.

To understand how the non-navigating whales got from Reykjanes Ridge to Prince William Island we must first figure out which way non-navigating whales travel if they have no idea where they're going, and no reference points to guide them.

Ciphering this out is not rocket science, and should be OBVIOUS to all marine mammal scientists, rescue teams, and other professional who deal with stranded whales.

If my 40 years of research is right, what I tell you below is just too darn simple for professionals to overlook. In other words, those that deal with stranded whales must know the truth, but instead pretend to be ignorant.

Here's a test question to illustrate my point:  If a coconut is thrown into the middle of the sea by a passing ship, where will it go and why? Here's the answer: A coconut has no sense of direction so it will float downstream with the current. Because the current controlling the coconut's drift path is the same energy that carried each grain of sand to build the beach in the first place, the odds are high the coconut will land of a beach.

Now apply the above to a group of whales that have been injured in a way that destroys their sense of direction.

Because water is 800 times denser than air, the downstream flow of the surface waters, even at one or two knots, would set up a strong resistance preventing a non-navigating whale from swimming upstream against the flow. You can prove this easily by blindfolding yourself and trying to swim upstream against a one-knot current. You'll never make more then 10 feet. The strong resistance (aka: drag) to swimming upstream will turn a blind swimmer around and point them downstream in the path of least drag.

Anything and everything, dead or alive, floating or swimming, without a sense of direction will also go downstream!

Again, this ain't rocket science! UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE AND AT NO TIME IN HISTORY HAS A STRANDED POD OF WHALES BEEN SUCCESSFULLY RELEASED WHEN A STRONG CURRENT WAS FLOWING TOWARDS THE BEACH! 

The video below gives the perfect example of what happens when rescue teams try to release whales when the water is flowing towards the beach. You can easily see that the whales are being turned by the shoreward flow of the water. In other words, they have no sense of direction whatsoever. hey simple do not know which way to swim to make it back to open water. They are stupid animals trying to commit suicide; they were injured by an earthquake at sea. The injury caused them to lose their sense of direction!
One more time: This ain't rocket science--it common sense and should be known by every professional dealing with strandings.



The only conclusion is that beached whales were swimming downstream with the flow when they went ashore; they will only swim away from the beach when the current is flowing back out to sea. Said differently, stranded whales NEVER SEEK OUT A SANDY BEACH even if they are sick and dying.

If they strand again after being released by the rescuers, the new stranding site is ALWAYS downstream from the first beaching..

The nine whales were first spotted stuck in marshy shallows inside Sunbury Cove Tuesday evening. The pod included four young calves and their mothers. A hint to explain why they stranded is found in the news reports: On October 22, the Journal Pioneer reported that the weather, winds and tide conditions late Tuesday caused the rescuers not to attempt to save them until conditions improved.

Said differently, the wind and tidal flow on Tuesday night was flowing towards shore, not out to sea. Had the tidal flow and wind been flowing away from shore, the nine lost whales would never have been washed into Sunbury Cove.

Wildlife officials scouted the area on Wednesday, 22 October. The picture they took shows the wind had dropped to a slight breeze. On Thursday, when the rescue team arrived, they found that five of the whales had swam out with the outgoing tide sometime on Wednesday afternoon.

Rescuers found two adult females dead near shore. They release two others back to deep water.

So why don't the scientists and the rescue teams tell the world that the whales are swimming downstream with the flow of the current?

If they told the public that a SUDDEN CHANGE IN DIVING PRESSURES had injured the whales in such a way to cause them to lose their sense of direction and their ability to dive and feed themselves; the public would soon figure out that the rescue teams were not saving whales; they were feeding sharks instead.

They rescue effort MUST offer the public a reason for the beaching that shows they are saving healthy whales that only made a slight mistake in judgement. If the public believes they are saving whales that have NO CHANCE TO SURVIVE, there will be NO DONATIONS TO THE SAVE-THE-WHALES GROUPS.

Andrew Reid, with the Marine Animal Response Society, explained the stranding in Sunbury Cove: "They're an extremely social species. There might have been one sick animal in the group," said Reid. "So that's one possibility where that one sick animal stranded itself and because they're such a social species, all the other animals come in as well and they strand themselves."

If only one whale was sick, then their efforts to save the other eight was honorable. In such a case, you might even send them $50.00 donation.

On the other hand, how much would you donate if Andrew Reid had said: "Repeat exposure to intense fluctuations in diving pressures induced by a series of 3 seabed earthquakes damaged their sinuses and knocked out their sense of direction and their ability to dive and feed themselves. The surface currents then carried them to Sunbury Cove. We pushed them back out to sea so their carcasses wouldn't stink up the beach."

Are you going to donate money if the save-the-whales groups are pushing dying whales out the sea to keep from stinking up the beach?

SPECIAL MESSAGE

I was going to post a stranding advisory when this series of quakes flash on my screen. But I've been so busy writing trying to finish my new E book that I just forgot about it. The working title is US Navy Cover-Up.  Its is a novel blended with fact and fiction. You will enjoy an exciting story and along the way learn how the US Navy and the National Marine Fisheries Service has been covering the cause of whale beaching for many decades. You will treasure the story or I will gladly refund double your money back, and you can keep the book. All you need to do is tell me you didn't like it.

All proceeds will be donated to the Deafwhale Society and used to learn how to nurse stranded whales back to health before releasing them. This non-profit group is the oldest marine mammal conservation group in the world. We open our doors in 1972. Our goal was to solve the mystery of why whales mass beach themselves with the hope that understanding why they run aground might lead to a way to prevent or rehabilitate them. We NEVER ask anyone for a donation because it did not feel right to beg for money until we had solved the stranding mystery. Now, after 42 years of struggles, we have accomplished the first phase. Our new E book (US NAVY COVER-UP) makes our complete argument and offers scores on many new concepts never before considered about whales. This book is a must for every whale lover.

If you would like a copy, send an email to dwms07@gmail.com and I'll send you an email notice when its ready to ship including the price, shipping charges, and the double your money-back guarantee.

If you love whales, you cherish this book.

Capt. David Williams
Deafwhale Society, Inc.