337 baleen whales washed ashore in Patagonia, Chile. They were killed by several powerful undersea earthquakes in the Southern Ocean 2,000 to 3,000 miles west of the stranding site!
|seaquake in Southern Chile kills 47 whales|
Seaquakes can also bust large oil pipes running ashore from offshore rigs. The can crack apart and oil tanker. We know for sure by seaquakes have sunk oil tankers many times in the past. Here's one example you likely never heard about (link).
Remember the ghost ship Mary Celeste, known as the greatest sea mystery of all time. A seaquakes was responsible for that incident also (link)
If you doubt the evidence above, here's a science article (link) written by NASA physicists informing that strong seaquakes can generate shock waves equal to 6 kilobars (100,000 pounds per square inch). An acoustic shock wave near 100,000 pounds per square inch sound unbelievable but this comes for the top scientists at NASA and his best physicists.
Scientists quickly suggested red tide had killed them; however, the Deafwhale Society strongly disagrees because the icy Antarctic water that flows into the Southern Chilean Coast is far too cold to support a massive bloom of the species of algae that causes red tide. Toxic blooms generally occur where there are high levels of nutrients, together with the occurrence of warm, sunny, calm conditions. As you will read below, the conditions needed for red tide are not present south of 47 degrees where the 337 carcasses were discovered. As far as I can determine, there has never been a red tide near the southern tip of Chile.
On the other hand, there is evidence of red tide toxin in Northern Chile, 2,000 miles north of the current standing sites where the water is warmer and more stagnant.
Our attention was especially drawn to a 6.7 magnitude shallow-focus earthquake that occurred ~2,400 miles west of the stranding area on 19 May 2015 (link) (link). Earthquakes at 6.7 magnitude yield the energy equivalent of 5 million tons of TNT (link). This is the strongest earthquake to occur in this area of the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge in the last 100 years (area chart) maybe even longer. We also note a 5.6 magnitude quake (80,000 tons of TNT equivalent) in the same area on June 9th (link).
Think about it for a few minutes. Five million tons of TNT exploded below a large group of diving whales. Both the US Navy and the whale scientists they bribe must be damned idiots if they think 5 million tons of TNT is not dangerous to diving whales.
One other point... seismic shocks from this event would have traveled up and down the fault for ~30 miles in both direction so the epicenter might have been 60 miles long. Any precursors the whales might have used as a warning of a pending event may have only been in the area directly above the focal point. The area 10 miles to either side of might have been precursor free.
Seaquake Shocks Injure Whales
Every small boy who learned to swim in a river or pond knows what happens if he strikes together two stones under water while his head is submerged. A solid blow causes pain in and around his sinus cavities. We can apply this same effect to diving whales when the seabed is ripped asunder by the sudden fracture of millions of tons of rock. If whales are caught by surprise nearby such a natural undersea upheaval, the world’s most prolific divers will feel unimaginably intense torture in their massive cranial air spaces. This is so because water, being non-compressible, will transmit the full vibratory force of the shattering seafloor.
Underwater earthquake shocks (aka; seaquakes) are not felt as a single blow because the shifting forces that causes the intense changes in diving pressures is not one big bang. Rather, the seismic p-waves that crisscross the bodies of the diving whales are generated by a series of wrenching snaps, as the rocky seabed, twisted out of shape by a massive accumulation of strain slowly exerted over centuries, suddenly lurches back toward an alignment that relieves the stress. The result is that solid rock, which normally moves only with the passing of geological ages, accelerates briefly to 8000 kilometers per hour, unleashing huge quantities of vibratory energy, creating violent shaking movements that transfer directing to the hydrospace as low-frequency (~7 cps) hydroacoustic compression waves (p-waves) that consist of both a positive and negative pressure pulses of equal intensity.
If the seabed shifts in the vertical plane, as happens during both normal and reverse (thrust) faulting, and the foci is 7 to 20 km below the rock-water interface, the p-waves will impact the rock-water boundary causing the seabed to dance up and down like a gigantic piston many miles in diameter. This sudden up and down motion pushes and pulls at the bottom of the non-compressible water like a gigantic sonar transducer, generating a series of low-frequency changes in the surrounding water pressure estimated at ~600 pounds per square inch for a magnitude 5 earthquake. These waves of changing ambient pressures speed towards the surface at 1,500 meters per second.
If you believe pressure waves from a 100-gun seismic array, or similar pressure waves generated by a high-energy military sonar, can kill marine mammals, you must also believe that a seaquake can do the same since man-made noise pales in comparison to natural undersea upheavals. (see seaquakes louder than nuclear explosions)
The danger to marine life was not newly discovered by the Navy is 1966. As illustrated in the news clipping above and on the left, thousands of seamen have witnessed dead whales and massive schools of dead fish floating after an undersea concussion but thought such seaquake carnage was normal as revealed by the 1908 and 1945 examples. Fishermen and whalers just went out to sea, hooked up to the dead whales and towed them to the whaling station and collected some cash. No alarm at all and no one doubted that a seaquake could injure a pod of whales or kill an entire school of fish.
And what they supposedly found certainly does not in any way falsify the argument that the whales were killed millions of years ago by violent pressure disturbances induced by upstream earthquakes. In other words, the scientists who found the bones picked from all the known causes of mass beachings except natural undersea disasters, the most likely cause. This is to be expected because red tide is the fallback stranding concept used by scientists who refuse to consider shockwaves and concussions generated by earthquakes in the seafloor. Such violent oceanic disturbances have been killing marine mammals for 50 million years but scientists refuse to think about such events. Why? The answer is simple: they are covering up pressure-related barotrauma in whales because this is the identical trauma that is induced by military sonar, explosives, and oil industry airguns.
Before blaming red tide, one must consider that the cold tidal waters washing in and out of these inlets comes directly from the ice cold Antarctic via the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) also known as the West Wind Drift (WWD). The water is simply too cold for a massive bloom of Karenia brevis, Alexandrium fundyense, or any of the other toxic dinoflagellates that produce the deadly red tide toxin.
|The cold Circumpolar Current (aka: West Wind Drift) flow around Antarctica to wash into Southern Patagonia|
The current running offshore of the stranding area is also known as the Humboldt Current.
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