In this rather bizarre story over at Strange Sounds that Steve Quayle linked to on his website on Sunday, Steve left an SQnote that perfectly described the bizarre story of a sea lion attacking and dragging a young girl into the water in Steveston Waters on the West coast of Canada: "SQ - note the animals are changing their natures, and are starting to exhibit more aggressive behavior to humans - food chain is starting to change!"
While not all of the 'mass death events' documented by the End Times Prophecy blog were along the West coast of the US and Canada or in the Pacific Ocean, the huge numbers of those deaths documented regularly by ENENews is absolutely mindblowing and can be summed up in these 4 recent titles from less than the last 2 months.:
And while what just happened in Steveston Waters turned out ok for all as a relative of the girl quickly jumped in the water to pull her out unharmed though shaken as seen in the 3rd video below, other recent bizarre 'animal attacks' haven't turned out so well as we see in several other recent strange stories.
In this story from the Guardian that Quayle linked to just days ago called "Urban Beasts: How WIld Animals Have Moved Into The Cities" they report Rome now has a problem with wild boar, wolves have moved into areas of suburban Germany and mountain lions now make a home out of frequenting Los Angeles. Do such wild animals now associate the smell of humans with food? And is nature somehow 'getting back' at 'mankind's' encroachment upon 'their world'? From the Guardian story:
All around the world, city life seems to be increasingly conducive to wildlife. Urban nature is no longer unglamorous feral pigeons or urban foxes. Wolves have taken up residence in parts of suburban Germany as densely populated as Cambridge or Newcastle. The highest density of peregrine falcons anywhere in the world is New York; the second highest is London, and these spectacular birds of prey now breed in almost every major British city. And all kinds of wild deer are rampaging through London, while also taking up residence everywhere from Nara in Japan to the Twin Cities of the US.
Are cities the new nature reserves? This isn’t as tenuous a question as it sounds. Some animals may be safer among urban populations, which are more sentimental about animals and more squeamish about killing them; they may also be safer because busy urbanites overlook the spectacular nature under their noses: Planet Earth II’s depiction of urban nature included memorable views of leopards quietly stalking past oblivious people in Mumbai. The mountain lions that live happily in the suburbs of Los Angeles are known as “ghost cats”.
We consider spectacular animals and big predators in cities to be interlopers but Guillaume Chapron, a large-carnivore researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, reminds us that, ultimately, it is we who are often the land-grabbers. “It’s not always the predator that comes to the cities, it’s the cities that come to them. We encroach on what was habitat for wildlife, so we are invading the bear’s habitat and building a city where the animals live.”
In this strange story over at The Sun that the Drudge Report linked to on Friday they reported something most would find very difficult to believe but scientists have confirmed it: plants can 'hear'. Having the ability to detect water flowing in a pipe, or even a buzzing insect nearby, this recent study opens up a huge new can of worms.
PLANTS know when you are going to chomp down on them – and they are NOT happy when they’re about to be munched. They have a special sense that alerts them to their imminent death, according to scientists at the University of Missouri. The scientists, hoping to finally work out whether live plants have a sense of awareness, carried out an experiment on a close relation to broccoli and kale called Thale cress.
The plant produces mustard oils which are slightly toxic and sour to the taste to keep predators away.
But to see whether the cress would produce the oil when being eaten rather than just being damaged, the scientists created a special scenario. They recorded audio of the vibrations caterpillars – the thale cress’ worst enemy – make while eating its leaves. They also recorded vibrations similar to natural noises – such as a breeze – which plants might sense, too. Scientists discovered that Thale cress only produced the toxic oils when it heard the “munching vibrations” and didn’t react when the natural sounds were played.
Heidi Appel, senior research scientist in the Division of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Bond Life Sciences Centre at the University of Missouri said: “Previous research has investigated how plants respond to acoustic energy, including music.
“However, our work is the first example of how plants respond to an ecologically relevant vibration. “We found that feeding vibrations signal changes in the plant cells’ metabolism, creating more defensive chemicals that can repel attacks from caterpillars.”
Besides being able to launch what amounts to a self-created chemical warfare attack upon its enemies, simply knowing they're about to be eaten and then launching such a response shows intelligence there much greater than what most people believe plants have. What are vegetarians to do now they ask? From the 2nd story:
PLANTS listen out for the sound of dripping water when they’re thirsty, scientists have discovered. They can sense water in a flowing pipe – or even a buzzing insect – by detecting the vibrations the water makes, experts claim.
There has long been a question mark over how plants tend to toward water sources. Evolutionary biologist Monica Gagliano and her colleagues decided to get the bottom of it. They placed pea seedlings into Y-shaped pots to test their hypothesis that plants might be able to sense liquid. One arm of each pot was placed in either a tray of water or a coiled plastic tube through which water flowed. The other arm was placed in a tray of soil.
All roots grew toward the arm which had fluid – regardless of whether it was hidden by the plastic or free-flowing. “They just knew the water was there, even if the only thing to detect was the sound of it flowing inside the pipe,” Gagliano said. “Because water is essential to life, organisms have evolved a wide range of strategies to cope with water limitations, including actively searching for their preferred moisture levels to avoid dehydration.
“Plants use moisture gradients to direct their roots through the soil once a water source is detected, but how they first detect the source is unknown.
When Harsh Bais, a botanist at the University of Delaware, emailed Connor Sweeney to tell the high school student he would be willing to mentor him on a research project, Sweeney, a competitive swimmer, was so ecstatic he could have swum another 200-meter butterfly at practice. “I knew I would have a lot to learn, but I was ready for that,” says the 18-year-old from Wilmington, Delaware.
In studies of Arabidopsis thaliana, also known as mustard weed, the team found that when a leaf was nicked, the injured plant sent out an emergency alert to neighboring plants, which began beefing up their defenses. “A wounded plant will warn its neighbors of danger,” says Bais, who is an associate professor of plant and soil sciences in UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “It doesn’t shout or text, but it gets the message across. The communication signals are in the form of airborne chemicals released mainly from the leaves.”
Sweeney delved into work in Bais’ lab at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute after school, on weekends and during summer breaks, culturing an estimated thousand Arabidopsis plants for experiments. Seeds were placed in petri plates and test tubes containing agar, a gelatinous growing medium. Each batch of seeds would germinate after about six days, transforming into delicate-stemmed three-inch plants with bright-green leaves.
One day in the lab, Sweeney put two plants a few centimeters apart on the same petri plate and made two small cuts on the leaf of one to simulate an insect’s attack. What happened next, as Sweeney says, was “an unexpected surprise.” The next day, the roots on the uninjured neighbor plant had grown noticeably longer and more robust — with more lateral roots poking out from the primary root.
“It was crazy — I didn’t believe it at first,” Bais says. “I would have expected the injured plant to put more resources into growing roots. But we didn’t see that.”
The 2nd video below takes a look at some of the scientific studies that have been done that seem to prove that plants and trees can not only communicate but appear to have a certain level of intelligence while the 1st video is a new one from Event Is Coming Soon called "The Secret Life Of Trees: The Astonishing Science Of What Trees Feel And How The Communicate".