In the latest rash of bizarre wildlife deaths, over 2 million dead fish have washed up along the shores of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States.
In a statement to Reuters from Maryland’s Department of Environment, the agency said that the massive fish deaths are the cause of a sudden drop in temperature in the ocean waters and the young age of the fish populating nearby waters.
“The cause of this appears to be the rapid temperature drop combined with the large population of the juvenile spot fish,” Department of Environment spokesman Jay Apperson relayed Thursday.
It is believed that the same type of temperature drop was what likely killed 40,000 Velvet crabs and other marine life around the Kent coastline shores of the United Kingdom.
Strange wildlife deaths have occurred all across the world since around the time of the New Year.
In Arkansas, 5,000 blackbirds fell from the sky on New Year’s Eve, with a similar event transpiring in Louisiana a few days later. Arkansas has also been afflicted with massive fish deaths as well.
New Zealand and Brazil have reported hundreds, if not thousands, of dead marine life washing up along shores.
Despite outcry and claims that the recent events are a sign of alien life or the apocalypse, scientists remain confident that recent environmental stresses are what have ultimately caused the losses of animal life; however, speculation will continue to run rampant as long as these massive wildlife deaths continue.