Skip to comments.Will climate change affect stone crabs?
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.
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Will it affect Hillary’s crabs?
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 ...
Let’s see - if the oceans are warming, less CO2 will be dissolved.......so i guess this means the oceans are cooling? Just askin’.
Everybody cares about the stony crabs, the horny toads, and the humpback slugs. Nobody cares about the corns on my feet.
Don’t forget the Stone Poneys.
Whatever it is, it’s all your fault, if only the government can imprison you for making the earth “unsustainable.”
You mean like these guys?
“Stoned Crabs” some like some sort of rock band.
Sounds like some STD for druggies.
No Dude, I thought that was what hippies had.
Not only that, but female and young crabs will be affected the hardest.
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
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’
Does Slick Willy have crabs in spite of the increasing levels of carbon dioxide?
15 minutes of fame begin in 3...2...1...
He gave them to Hillary
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.
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?
Since one or another kind of crab has been around since the Jurassic, I suspect they’re pretty good at adapting.
Currently CO2 constitutes some 350-390 Parts Per Million in the atmosphere.
Why cant 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....
So I have immunity?
Gotta get to werx....
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?
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.
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.....
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