Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/03/08

Mass die-off of sea creatures follows freezing UK weather

Lobsters, starfish, crabs and mussels found on Holderness coast in Yorkshire“Massive numbers of starfish, crab, mussels and lobsters have been washed up on the North Sea coast of the UK, following the recent freezing weather and storms.
Tens of thousands of creatures are piled up ankle-deep in places along the Holderness coast in Yorkshire and similar mass mortality has been reported in Kent and Norfolk.
“There was a 3C drop in sea temperature last week which will have caused animals to hunker down and reduce their activity levels,” said Bex Lynam, from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. “This makes them vulnerable to rough seas – they became dislodged by large waves and washed ashore when the rough weather kicked in.””

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Fonte: The Guardian, 5 de março de 2018


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