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That's the one, and as usual, the USGS shows a different value when compared with the Portuguese Geophysics Institute, according to them it was a 6.0.
Originally posted by JustMike
The closest I could find in location and mag. was a 5.5 on the SW Iberian margin on Dec 17. Is this the one, do you think?
Originally posted by whoshotJR
reply to post by captiva
I think you are correct.
Sea lions disappear in CA also in CA they have a massive amount of fin whales that are now in the area. It seems all over the world there has been stories like these lately.
My thought is that the climate change is effecting the life in the water more then above with changes in the worlds ocean currents and just the wildlife in generals food supply. This is caused by the massive amounts of ice that have been breaking apart or melting in the North and South and the increase in storms.
Who knows though
I also wouldn't be surprised if we have some huge quakes.
[edit on 3-1-2010 by whoshotJR]
Originally posted by ArMaP
I don't know if it's related to this or not, but today I saw the biggest flock of seagulls (not the 80s band ) that I have ever seen, with probably around 100 seagulls.
Here in Portugal we have a saying that is something like "seagulls on land, storm at sea", so that may mean more bad weather on the Atlantic.
Another thing that I do not know if it's related or not, the bad weather we are having at the moment is not the type of weather that we usually have in winter, this is mostly made from large cumulus clouds, with lightning storms and a relatively high air temperature, the type of storm we have in April or May.
Originally posted by ArMaP
As I am not sure if all people are aware of it, I would like to say that the octopuses were all dead when they appeared on the beach.
It looks like there's the possibility of a virus being the responsible for the death of the octopuses, and while they are waiting for the results of the tests being done in Lisbon, the local authorities are going to contact the Vigo University (in Spain, just a little north of that area) because they have been studying that species.
Two other things appeared on that beach: a dead dolphin (that was dead for a relatively long time and is not considered related to the dead octopuses) and a shoe with a foot inside!
The police is investigating this last finding.
PS: my source for the above information was the Portuguese newspaper Publico.
Originally posted by Deny Arrogance
The sea lions didn't disappear, they relocated.
What is your source for changes in worlds ocean currents?
Where is the massive breaking and melting of ice occurring in the south?
[edit on 8-1-2010 by Deny Arrogance]