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Are the dead crabs in the UK a sign that the North Atlantic current is shutting down?

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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 01:28 PM
Add this theory to the recent cold and snowy winter weather in Europe.

Are these indications that this current that warms Europe is indeed shutting down?

These crabs live in the North Atlantic and the North Sea and it seems to me they are a cold water species, so its not making much sense that they are dieing from the cold.
edit on 7-1-2011 by LDragonFire because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 05:35 PM
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You got it, Me Boyo. This just the beginning, because if the water at the bottom of the North Sea is to warm for the crabs then that means that warm water is present through out the water column. That will stop the current flowing south, pulled by cold water, to be pumped north by the Gulf Stream after it has been warmed by the sun at the Equator. This warm water is what moderates the weather. This will definitely change the weather in Europe and the northeastern United States. Another possibility for the killing is that the amount of fresh water spilling into the oceans from Greenland has diluted the salt water and turned it into fresh water so much that the crabs could not tolerate it. Either scenerio predicts dire consequences for the northern hemisphere.

edit on 7-1-2011 by bubbaron because: (no reason given)

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