Al Gore’s fault
40,000 Velvet swimming crabs couldn’t make me change my mind,...
Martian Death Ray.
What are the chances that all these dead creatures were dumped into the oceans already dead? I'm thinking these were lab experiment crabs, fish, birds. The deaths were planned.
The reason for this would be to blame BP or other oil spills.
Paging Mark Levin. Please pick up thered Animals-Not-Persons-Rescue courtesy phone.
yeah,Gore’s fault...they didn’t provide little zip up thermal suits for the critters.....on the manatee!
The mass-animal-death reporting craze continues. Ok, now the media’s down to reporting about crab deaths. Up next, “Amoeba Population in Puddle in Front of Brooklyn Townhouse Crashes.”
Hire this magic man from the island of Siquijor.
Marine Scotland Science Internal Report 16/09
CRAB AND LOBSTER FISHERIES IN SCOTLAND:AN OVERVIEW AND RESULTS OF STOCK ASSESSMENTS,2002-2005
Aileen Mill, Helen Dobby, Anne McLay and Carlos Mesquita
The combined crab and lobster creel fishery, which was the 6th most economically important fishery in Scotland in 2006 (Scottish Government, 2006) takes several species of commercial value. The most important crab, in terms of weight and value, landed in Scotland is the edible or brown crab (Cancer pagurus) which is found all around the Scottish coast. The second most important crab species, by landed weight, is the velvet swimmer crab (Necora puber). Velvet crabs were once considered to be a pest species, and only asmall scale fishery existed for a few months in the winter. The Scottish fishery expanded in the early 1980s following the collapse of the Spanish fishery (MacMullen, 1983), to becomethe largest in Europe (Tallack, 2002), although few fishermen solely fish for velvets. Other crabs landed include red crab (Geryon quinquedens), the spinous crab (Lithodes maja) and the shore or green crab (Carcinus maenas) but these species only comprise a small proportion of the total landings (Table 1) which are often market driven and irregular(Napier, 2002).
Species * Ave. Landings 2002-05 (tonnes) * Ave. value 2002-05 (£/kg)
Brown crab * 7702.8 * 1.09
Velvet crab * 1903.5 * 1.61
Red crab * 178.7 * 1.51
Spinous crab * 0.9 * 0.36
Green crab * 287.6 * 0.50
Lobster * 376.9 * 10.67
Crawfish * 4.7 * 18.08
Norway lobster * 22535.9 * 2.60
40,000 velvet crabs have a weight of approx. 10 tons; the number of dead velvet crabs recently discovered thus represents approx. 1/2% of the annual catch in Scottish waters, alone.
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.......
Wonder when this phenomenom will affect socialists?
The main reason for all these bird and fish deaths is that their hearts stopped beating...
We’re every one of us about to meet the same fate.... So What?
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.