Here's a good continuation for my post about the Holy Rollers canvassing the country with their Revelations literature.
Mass Fish Death in California!
Yes, that's right! The string of recent unexplained mass death continues, now in California. Much like the events earlier this year where the mass deaths of millions of birds and fish struck areas like the mid-west, the south, and even overseas, The Associate Press is reporting a new flare up of unexplained expiration, this time of millions of sardines in a harbor in California.
This article seems to be making less of a stink than the ones I was reading a few months ago. Before, the articles had a tone of trumpeting their lack of an explanation for why hundreds of thousands of aerial and aquatic wild life were mysteriously perishing, but now it would appear as if this Grim Phenomenon is old hat.
Apparently, for reasons open for speculation, the sardines crammed themselves into the harbor and essentially "got lost", trapping themselves until they had depleted the harbor's oxygen supply. Remarkable. So many friggin' sardines that they cover the surface of the water like a skim of oil slick, as well as amounting to a "12-18 inch layer" on the floor of the marina. I dunno, maybe I don't know as much as I thought I did about the ocean, but fuck that's a lot of fish!
You know, there are a lot of occurrences in nature that appear to be odd and random at first glance. The symbiotic relationship of the colorful clown fish and the deadly anenome comes to mind. But nature doesn't do things without meaning or cause. That's just how evolution works, just because we don't understand something doesn't mean it doesn't have a purpose. Yet I hesitate to claim I know what purpose the sudden death of millions of finger-long fish fulfills for nature.
In fact, only one purpose comes to mind. A warning. An alert.
Sing it, Jim!