Skip to comments.40,000 crabs join slew of animal-death mysteries
Posted on 01/06/2011 1:13:26 AM PST by speciallybland
First, it was birds falling from the sky, then thousands of dead fish washing up on shore.
Now, more than 40,000 Velvet swimming crabs have wound up dead on England beaches. The possible reason? Hypothermia.
The Thanet shoreline is littered with the crabs, along with dead starfish, lobsters, sponges and anemones.
The crabs benefit from warm seas, but when winter hits and snow covers the beaches, they just cant handle the freezing temperatures, Tony Child, Thanet Coast Project manager, told the Star.
It is a horrendous crash in the population, he said, adding similar crab deaths happened in the same place two years and five years ago.
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Interesting. That was my hypothesis also. Low temps kill a lot more than high. In previous warmings (with historically recorded higher temps than now), crop yields were greater, humanity blossomed. With the onset of cold, things collapsed. I suspect the "Little Ice Age" saw quite a few of these "mass kills".
I wonder what the old monastery records might say about such.
Maybe they should move underground and become Velvet Underground crabs.......
I believe you are confusing the gulf loop current with the atlantic gulf stream current. The gulf loop current is quite small and insignificant when it enters the atlantic ocean -like a fraction of a percent of the gulf stream current. The gulf loop current is no warmer than the gulf stream current. Ocean currents fluctuate with the climate. Both currents are cooler and weaker right now because the climate is cooler. Although they affect large areas as you pointed out, they are like el nino in that they are secondary effects of overall climate.
South America had a very cold, record breaking winter last year and is not affected by the gulf currents. Similarly, the gulf currents are not the cause of the Northern hemisphere’s cold winter. They just aren’t helping to moderate it as much as they do in warmer years because they’re also cooler.
Or could this be Specie Jihad?
Wonder when this phenomenom will affect socialists?
The main reason for all these bird and fish deaths is that their hearts stopped beating...
Evolution sucks when it happens during your own life time.
We’re every one of us about to meet the same fate.... So What?
“Wonder when this phenomenom will affect socialists?”
During the Second Coming :)
Well if cold is gonna kill off so many animals, maybe I should be in more favor of global warming...
There’s a lot of Traffic on this thread.
Yes! But not for global warming, but his invention of the internet.
Not unusual events, just linked up and hyped via the 'net.
Actually it helps my theory if there is no crude oil on them or in them. The higher ups won't be able to blame BP.
Why not 39,798?
If they had said 7 trucks loads of dead crabs, or 400lbs were removed, I'd be more apt to believe that this was a natural occurrence.
Sounds like a series of events from the Bible, before the end times.
Meanwhile in a nearby brothel there was a big collective sigh of relief.
You and your damn facts and logic.
Some here are speculating that the dead animals are coming from a Factory but I think that’s a Fantasy.
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