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Will climate change affect stone crabs?
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 23, 2014 | Ken Kaye

Posted on 06/23/2014 5:01:44 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Could climate change mean fewer stone crabs in South Florida?

Increasing carbon dioxide in the oceans has made it harder for the succulent sea creatures and potentially other shellfish to reproduce, according to Philip Gravinese, a marine biologist working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; noaa; stonecrabs; weather
Where is Barry during this crisis?!
1 posted on 06/23/2014 5:01:44 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Will it affect Hillary’s crabs?


2 posted on 06/23/2014 5:03:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ConservativeStatement
#The Stoned Crabs are Doomed!

#Everybody Run!

3 posted on 06/23/2014 5:05:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

We need federal grant money to hire workers to lift the little guys on and off one another. Won’t anyone think of the stone crabs’ sex lives? O the hugh manatee ...


4 posted on 06/23/2014 5:05:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Let’s see - if the oceans are warming, less CO2 will be dissolved.......so i guess this means the oceans are cooling? Just askin’.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 5:06:10 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Everybody cares about the stony crabs, the horny toads, and the humpback slugs. Nobody cares about the corns on my feet.


6 posted on 06/23/2014 5:06:55 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: ConservativeStatement
We're all gonna die!
7 posted on 06/23/2014 5:06:57 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

8 posted on 06/23/2014 5:07:10 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: PapaNew

Don’t forget the Stone Poneys.


9 posted on 06/23/2014 5:07:49 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: beethovenfan

Whatever it is, it’s all your fault, if only the government can imprison you for making the earth “unsustainable.”


10 posted on 06/23/2014 5:08:11 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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11 posted on 06/23/2014 5:09:38 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: tumblindice

You mean like these guys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f-kfRREA8M&feature=kp


12 posted on 06/23/2014 5:11:02 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Stoned Crabs” some like some sort of rock band.


13 posted on 06/23/2014 5:12:12 PM PDT by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Fzob

Sounds like some STD for druggies.


14 posted on 06/23/2014 5:16:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Fzob
“Stoned Crabs” some like some sort of rock band.

No Dude, I thought that was what hippies had.

15 posted on 06/23/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Will climate change affect Stone Crabs"

Absolutely!

Not only that, but female and young crabs will be affected the hardest.

16 posted on 06/23/2014 5:17:20 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: beethovenfan

Crab Song Sung Blue
By Linda Stonestadt and the Stone Ponys

You and I travel to the beat of a different kettle
Oh can’t you tell by the way I scuttle
Every time you swivel eyes at me
Wo-oh

You cry and moan and say `Did-a-chick, dad-a-chum’
But honey child I’ve got my crab hammer
You can’t see the forest for the trees

Oh don’t get me wrong
It’s not that I knock it
It’s just that I am not in the market
For a crab who wants to love only me

Yes, and I ain’t saying you ain’t pretty
All I’m saying is I’m not ready
For any crustacean place or thing
To try and pull the claws in on me

So good-bye I’ll be leaving
I see no sense in this crying and grieving
We’ll both live a lot longer
If you live without me

That’s as sad as `Under the Sea’


17 posted on 06/23/2014 5:18:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Viennacon

Does Slick Willy have crabs in spite of the increasing levels of carbon dioxide?


18 posted on 06/23/2014 5:38:15 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: ConservativeStatement

15 minutes of fame begin in 3...2...1...


19 posted on 06/23/2014 5:38:48 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Whoops!

The US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record

20 posted on 06/23/2014 5:40:07 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

He gave them to Hillary


21 posted on 06/23/2014 5:40:26 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ConservativeStatement

Something is wildly off with this story.

Crab shells are made of calcium carbonate. They make that by combining calcium ions with carbon dioxide. Since it makes no sense at all that the crabs would have more difficulty making shells when more of the starting material is present—assuming that enough calcium was added to the water that it would not be a limiting factor—then something else is going on here.

I suspect that the pH of the water was too low, favoring dissolution of the calcium carbonate, and interfering with metabolic processes of the crabs.


22 posted on 06/23/2014 5:42:03 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: ConservativeStatement

BULL SPERM...


23 posted on 06/23/2014 5:45:10 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Don't forget:


24 posted on 06/23/2014 6:05:09 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Can anyone quantify the rate of carbon dioxide increase in the oceans?

I know that Co2 in the atmosphere is supposedly at 400 parts per million, when it was said to be at 200 parts per million at the beginning of the industrial age (which happens to coincide with the end of the Little Ice Age)...

Perhaps the oceanic rate is equally miniscule or an indicator of other events such as...Oh, I dunno...

The end of the Little Ice Age?

Perhaps warming temperatures leads to a rising of Co2 levels, rather than the opposite?


25 posted on 06/23/2014 6:16:42 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: ConservativeStatement

Since one or another kind of crab has been around since the Jurassic, I suspect they’re pretty good at adapting.


26 posted on 06/23/2014 6:18:18 PM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: ConservativeStatement

Currently CO2 constitutes some 350-390 Parts Per Million in the atmosphere.

Why can’t we set a goal to at least cut that number in half?

Do our leaders not have enough guts and courage?

Just aweful what we will leave succeeding generations.

stop being a crab and start carping....

po Cwabs. ..I’ll save you....


27 posted on 06/23/2014 6:19:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: tumblindice

You Series?


28 posted on 06/23/2014 6:19:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: exDemMom

Heretic....

/S


29 posted on 06/23/2014 6:28:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: RightGeek

So I have immunity?

Gotta get to werx....


30 posted on 06/23/2014 6:29:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Alas Babylon!
The end of the Little Ice Age? Perhaps warming temperatures leads to a rising of Co2 levels, rather than the opposite?

I think you've got it right. Rising temperatures seem to result in rising CO2 concentrations, rather than the opposite that the hysterics are braying on about.

Based on the rapidly dropping temperatures you see below about every 100,000 years or so, and given that we're at a peak and it's been almost 100,000 years since the last precipitous drop in world temperature, what do you think is most likely to happen next: warming or cooling?  photo IceCores1_zps30b9a4fa.gif

31 posted on 06/23/2014 6:51:27 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Will climate change affect stone crabs? "

The answer is yes. Climate change will affect all life on planet Earth.

Do we care? Should we do anything about it? Can we?

Anything beyond that is cult, not science.

32 posted on 06/23/2014 8:20:34 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t know about the crabs, but here in the Blueberry Capitol of the World our farmers are upset about a crop of berries which is about half the usual because of the very long and very cold winter we just endured - global cooling climate change is a real b*tch.....


33 posted on 06/23/2014 9:09:50 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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