Several thousands of dead crabs dumped on the coast of England

16 Jan

dumpedA pile of dead crabs, which resulted in waves to the shores of England, stretched along a rocky shore Thanet (Thanet Coast) over the past few days, a phenomenon which puzzled the scientists say for some years now.
“This is, perhaps, remains a mysterious phenomenon of the third year in a row – said Tony Child (Tony Child), Project Manager, Thanet Coast, in its communication to Live Science. According to experts about 25000 velvet crabs plavuntsov (Necora puber), invaded the coast this year, where a fierce invasion of birds feeding on carcasses of dead animals.

Last year, about 40,000 crabs washed ashore Thanet, which is a long coast Cretaceous reef in Kent, England. This year, also swam on shore starfishes.
Corduroy, floating crab has bright red eyes and cover with fine hairs, giving it a velvety texture. Crabs, according to Childe, swim closer to shore this time of year, where they feed on algae.
Previously, scientists and experts on environment conducted numerous tests to verify the presence of crabs on the disease or other physiological problems that arise out of nothing. But the Child noted that each year the mass mortalities of crabs occurred after appearing on the banks of snow. Meltwater contributed to the decrease in temperature coastal waters, and appear to cause massive loss of crabs has been associated with hypothermia (hypothermia).
“Actually I do not know the exact cause of this phenomenon, but it seems this is due to the cold” – said the Child.
Reports of dead crabs, floating on the shore began to arrive before Christmas, but the “clogged” the shore only during the last few days. Crabs will remain on the shore, where they will feast on carcasses of poultry or otherwise decompose and enter again into the system life cycle.
Mass mortality of crabs in common with other cases of bizarre deaths of animals, including thousands of blackbirds, which reportedly fell from heaven in Arkansas in the New Year’s Eve. By assumption, expert’s noisy fireworks disoriented birds and provoked their collision with the constructions.
Then on Tuesday, about 500 birds were found dead in Louisiana. Also on the dead birds were reported in Sweden. Besides birds, the masses of dead fish were brought to shore by waves in several countries.

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