Dead animals: The Google Maps edition
Update: The Smithsonian bird expert says all the hoopla is probably just no big thing. Buzz killer.
I scoffed yesterday at the rash of dead animals turning up all over the world, blaming the media (guilty!) for focusing too much attention on the phenomenon. I thought I'd ask the readers what they thought was the cause of all the deaths. Their answers ranged from "CIA death ray," to "I don't think it's God; I know it is," and from "It's the internet -- now we get all info from all over the world: toomuchinformationdysmorphia" to "Everything is connected from ocean currents and rivers to migration routes. Birds migrate. Birds eat little fish, etc. Ocean currents carry contaminates to every part of the globe. My theory is this is all connected to the oil spill."
A Reddit reader created a Google map to track the reports of animal deaths. It does nothing to help with the conspiracy theories:
View Mass Animal Deaths in a larger map
| January 6, 2011; 9:29 AM ET
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