Skip to comments.Tens of thousands of dead sea creatures wash up on British beach
Posted on 03/07/2018 3:38:38 AM PST by sodpoodle
When British photographer Lara Maiklem heard tens of thousands of sea creatures washed up on a beach near her hometown of Kent, England, over the weekend she had to see the scene for herself. So, she woke her 5-year-old twins in time to catch the tide.
Maiklem described the scene as "shocking" and "sad," but at the same time, she had to admit it was an "incredible" sight. In fact, it was "almost biblical in scale," she added.
"There were thousands upon thousands of starfish, with crabs, sea urchins, fish and sea anenomies mixed in with them," Maiklem told Fox News. "Someone even found a lobster."
The creatures covered the sandy beach like a thick blanket. Maiklem and her two kids tried to rescue as many fish as they could, tossing them one by one back into the sea.
The animals were the victims of a cold spell what Maiklem called a "beast from the east" that hit the U.K. last week. Similar scenes were reported down the coast, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, a wildlife conservation charity, said in a news release on Wednesday.
There was a three degree drop in sea temperature last week which will have caused animals to hunker down and reduce their activity levels," Bex Lynam, North Sea marine advocacy officer for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, said in a statement provided to Fox News. "This makes them vulnerable to rough seas they became dislodged by large waves and washed ashore when the rough weather kicked in."
Crabs, starfish and mussels were "ankle-deep" in some places, though at least two lucky marine species seemed to survive the freeze: lobsters and crabs.
(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...
Also known as Global Warming.
At first glance, the photo was horrifying. Glad that crabs and lobsters will survive and perhaps the high tide will wash everything back out to sea.
“Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms”
They’ll go to a happy home - in other animals’ stomachs. Leftovers will fertilize the environment.
Color me suspicious. It's hard to imagine a vast body of water dropping 3 degrees. Crabs, starfish, lobster and the like are bottom living creatures. I honestly cannot comprehend an event that would change temperature in such a vast body of water so quickly . I wonder what particulare 'Sea' they are talking about. The North Sea? The Irish Sea?
Heres a suggestion. Are these things connected??
Its that damn Global Warming again ( what now appears to be called ‘Climate Change”.)
Its truly called “weather.”
Global warming or assault rifles? Possibly SUV’s? Nope, privileged white people caused the deaths, that’s it, gotta be.
Kent is near the English Channel where the water is probably more shallow between Dover and Calais where the “Chunnel” is. What they seem to be saying is the sea was so rough it dislodged many of these “bottom-feeders” from their anchored spots and it was probably not difficult to “freeze” them out once they became adrift. They died from a combination of rough seas and a sharp drop in temperature.
Click the link for the news article with a picture.
behind a paywall. what is wrong with these students?
College Republicans Propose an Unusual Idea From the Right: a Carbon Tax
New York Times · 15 hours ago
GOP strategists said the budding movement reflected a broader shift on social issues that, if it spread, could split the party along generational lines.
Looks like liberals are now relabeling themselves as "College Republicans"
As if this is news...
Happens daily and it’s a sign that bad things are approaching.
If you like shellfish (oysters, clams etc.) this is a great thing. All those starfish eat shellfish. With that many washed up the shellfish can thrive. See there’s a bright side.
That is a great link = you should post a thread.
I generally just post threads when they show up as news articles - or humor threads to lighten the load.
Its what happens when you let muslims swim in your pool.
They really picked great actors for those bit parts, didn’t they?
I reckon so.
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