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1 posted on 01/06/2011 1:13:33 AM PST by speciallybland
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Global warming.


2 posted on 01/06/2011 1:17:44 AM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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Al Gore’s fault


4 posted on 01/06/2011 1:22:35 AM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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40,000 Velvet swimming crabs couldn’t make me change my mind,...


7 posted on 01/06/2011 1:24:49 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: speciallybland

Martian Death Ray.


8 posted on 01/06/2011 1:34:59 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: speciallybland
this is weird. We could blame the weather, how about scientists?

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.

10 posted on 01/06/2011 1:36:55 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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Paging Mark Levin. Please pick up thered Animals-Not-Persons-Rescue courtesy phone.


12 posted on 01/06/2011 1:46:48 AM PST by Notwithstanding
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yeah,Gore’s fault...they didn’t provide little zip up thermal suits for the critters.....on the manatee!


13 posted on 01/06/2011 1:47:47 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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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.”


15 posted on 01/06/2011 2:03:08 AM PST by Rocco DiPippo
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Hire this magic man from the island of Siquijor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md7f3w5giNs&feature=&p=3A26537C104A8670&index=0&playnext=1


16 posted on 01/06/2011 2:19:13 AM PST by bushpilot1
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According to Jane Lubchenco, head of NOAA, the dead turtles in the Gulf of Mexico were caused by US commercial fishermen (the millions of gallons of raw crude and further millions of gallons of dispersant chemicals had nothing to do with it). So here it, obviously, must be the British commercial fishermen up to their evil tricks by killing off unwanted species... greedy bunch...
19 posted on 01/06/2011 2:49:12 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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From:

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

October 2009

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).

Table 1

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.

Regards,

20 posted on 01/06/2011 2:54:44 AM PST by alexander_busek
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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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