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massive crab and bee deaths

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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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www.dailymail.co.uk...

"Thousands of dead crabs have washed up along the Kent coast, with environmental experts believing the cold weather in Britain is to blame.

The Velvet swimming crabs - also called devil crabs - are thought to be victims of Britain's coldest December in 120 years, which left sea temperatures much lower than average.

More than 40,000 of the crabs - Britain's largest swimming crab - are littering beaches around Thanet, along with smaller numbers of whelks, sponges and anemones."
www.physorg.com...


"The findings are of concern because bees play a crucial role in pollinating crops such as tomatoes, peppers and berries, said the findings of a three-year study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)"
He added that the decline is "huge and recent," having taken place in the last two decades.
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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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Which contradicts the position taken a little over a week ago..

Traditional Season helps Flora and Fauna


“For the first time in a generation we have experienced a traditional year of weather and our wildlife has mostly responded favourably,” said Matthew Oates, the National Trust’s nature conservation advisor.

“A cold winter enabled wildlife to hibernate properly while a warm spring and early summer created ideal conditions for insects and led to bumper autumn berry crops in our orchards, woods and hedgerows,” Mr Oates said.


And that Sea temps in that area are still average.. while these crabs are common as far North as Norway, which is a lot colder.

Kent: Sea Surface Temps - inc charts

I just don't buy the information we are being given by the media.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:27 PM
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something big is going on!! ... well at lease they didn't give a dumb excuse for this in November www.cnn.com...#/video/us/2010/11/14/jellyfish.beach.swarm.ktvu
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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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i cant remember were i heard it but once the bees start dying whatever is happening cant be reversed as in its gone global i could be talkin out my bum but im sure it was bees!
i like honey on my sandwichs too : (



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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It certainly feels that way... and the media are certainly trying to spin something out of this.

I've yet to decide what it is.. which seems to be the main concensous on ATS
( I find the lack of polarisation in ATS posters on this topic much more scary! )

But the BS about the cold is a bit much especially as my pansies are still flowering



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by questcequecest
i cant remember were i heard it but once the bees start dying whatever is happening cant be reversed as in its gone global i could be talkin out my bum but im sure it was bees!
i like honey on my sandwichs too : (


Well the British Black honey bee seems to be making a comeback.. they are cleaner and more hygienic than the Mediterranean crossbreeds, and are adapted to our weather, so where the Mediterranean varieties are being fed sugar water to survive the British Black is producing honey


As much as man might think otherwise, Mother nature does know best.




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