On. Dec. 31, 2010, around 5,000 birds dove to their deaths in Beebe, Arkansas. On Jan. 2, 2011, 500 feathery relations littered the roads outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Reports surfacing Jan. 4 from Sweden indicate more of the same.
Simultaneously, fish began dying en masse. According to news estimates, 100,000 carcasses washed up along an Arkansas river on Jan. 1. On Jan. 5, we hear that thousands more dead fish have washed ashore off the Chesapeake Bay.