posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 09:04 AM
Here I read an article on Yahoo about up to 50,000 starfish that apparently washed up and died overnight on an Irish beach??
They are mostly only adult starfish? This is odd adding to the massive die-offs of things happening in today's world??
Link above for anyone interested...
Bill Crowe, a marine biologist at Sligo Institute of Technology, theorized that the starfish (also called sea stars) might have been lifted ashore
while feeding on mussel beds in the nearshore tidal zone. They were spread over nearly 500 feet of coastline.
"The most likely explanation is that they were feeding on mussels, but it is a little strange that none of them were attached to mussels when they
were washed in," Crowe said.
A toxic algae bloom would seem another possible explanation, but no other type of marine life was affected. Only starfish, mostly adult size, were
found on the beach.
Equally mysterious is that virtually all of the starfish were dead, meaning they had succumbed surprisingly quickly after coming or being delivered
Other experts agreed that the most likely explanation is stormy weather, and perhaps high surf that deposited the starfish on the beach.
The scientists apparently have no explanation for this? Nor do I.........This is just odd that there are no other fish or any other kind of life dead
here other than starfish??
Mods I did a search with no results....If this is in the wrong forum, please move......Thanks!
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