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40,000 crabs join slew of animal-death mysteries
The Toronto Star ^ | 01/06/2011 | Jenni Dunning

Posted on 01/06/2011 1:13:26 AM PST by speciallybland

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To: speciallybland
"The possible reason? Hypothermia."

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.

21 posted on 01/06/2011 3:09:52 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: speciallybland

Maybe they should move underground and become Velvet Underground crabs.......


22 posted on 01/06/2011 3:20:53 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: Cronos

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.


23 posted on 01/06/2011 3:44:42 AM PST by Justa
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To: VeniVidiVici

Or could this be Specie Jihad?


24 posted on 01/06/2011 3:46:48 AM PST by elcid1970 ("No Islam, no terror!")
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To: speciallybland

Wonder when this phenomenom will affect socialists?


25 posted on 01/06/2011 4:00:58 AM PST by chemicalman (The Obama's: Proud members of the Vacation-A-Month Club.)
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To: speciallybland

The main reason for all these bird and fish deaths is that their hearts stopped beating...


26 posted on 01/06/2011 4:05:26 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Cronos
It’s actually more Global Weirding

Evolution sucks when it happens during your own life time.

27 posted on 01/06/2011 4:07:44 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: speciallybland

We’re every one of us about to meet the same fate.... So What?


28 posted on 01/06/2011 4:16:20 AM PST by Bullish
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To: chemicalman
Right at the beginning of their final push for “revolution”. However, their deaths won't be much of a mystery....small holes where lead was inserted at hi velocity should be the first clue.....
29 posted on 01/06/2011 4:17:42 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: chemicalman

“Wonder when this phenomenom will affect socialists?”

During the Second Coming :)


30 posted on 01/06/2011 4:23:16 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Cronos

Well if cold is gonna kill off so many animals, maybe I should be in more favor of global warming...


31 posted on 01/06/2011 4:41:57 AM PST by steveyp
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To: speciallybland
I hope we are having a mass animal death reporting mania. In case after case the conclusion is the same; Nothing unusual, happens all the time, etc. But all of a sudden we have this hysteria sweeping the world and suddenly there are stories everywhere on the subject.
32 posted on 01/06/2011 5:00:47 AM PST by BRK
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To: TigersEye

There’s a lot of Traffic on this thread.


33 posted on 01/06/2011 5:07:48 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: hattend
Al Gore’s fault

Yes! But not for global warming, but his invention of the internet.

Not unusual events, just linked up and hyped via the 'net.

34 posted on 01/06/2011 5:19:32 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: alexander_busek
"Too bad that none of the cadavers displayed even only traces of crude oil. So much for your conspiracy theory."

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.

35 posted on 01/06/2011 7:25:01 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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"Considering that they're mysteriously able to come up with a "body count" on short notice, especially such a large count, does raise suspicions. I mean, who's going to go out and count 40,000 dead crabs?"

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.

36 posted on 01/06/2011 7:32:28 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: speciallybland

Sounds like a series of events from the Bible, before the end times.


37 posted on 01/06/2011 7:37:44 AM PST by duckman (My Grandma Isn't Shovel Ready!)
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To: speciallybland
Now, more than 40,000 Velvet swimming crabs have wound up dead...

Meanwhile in a nearby brothel there was a big collective sigh of relief.

38 posted on 01/06/2011 7:41:06 AM PST by montyspython
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To: Justa

You and your damn facts and logic.


39 posted on 01/06/2011 8:19:48 AM PST by RightInEastLansing
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Some here are speculating that the dead animals are coming from a Factory but I think that’s a Fantasy.


40 posted on 01/06/2011 2:06:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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