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Old 09-18-2011, 03:50 PM
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Crabs nab perchin' urchins

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King crabs — three-feet-wide red monsters that devour everything in their path — have invaded Antarctica. While it sounds a little like a horror movie, it's actual a large scale global warming problem. According to the New Scientist, three years ago, scientists had predicted that this would happen, but they believed the earth would have warmed to this degree in the next 100 years.

The earth has warmed a little earlier than they predicted. According to Craig Smith, a professor of oceanography at the University of Hawaii, who's team discovered the relocation, millions of these crabs have begun to crawl around by Antarctica. The crabs were known to inhabit the Ross Sea, south of New Zealand, but now they can be found south of South America. Worse, they're wiping out local wildlife, and causing large scale destruction where they go, reports the New Scientist.

The crabs live on starfish and sea urchins, and most of these animals are now gone, reports the Huffington Post. A video taken by a remotely operated submersible shows that the crabs have already colonized a basin in the Antarctic Peninsula's continental shelf. The video footage also shows that the crabs "prod, gash and puncture" the sediment, altering natural processes such as how organic matter is buried.

The implications are terrifying, as Jen Doll from the Village Voice points out: "After millions of years of the crabs not being able to cross the cold water of the continental shelf...now they can."

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Old 09-19-2011, 03:42 AM
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Funny how Planet #3 heals itself.

Well...We've Screwed with Mother Nature...
I've a feeling we best get used to being Hungry from Birth till Dust.
(Which won't be Quite as Long a period as we've become used to.)
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:37 AM
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King crabs are delicious. I predict a boom in butter sales.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:01 AM
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Locals in Maine tell me the maple trees are not replacing themselves and the maple syrup industry is moving north. Fleas and heartworms and ticks are more prevalent.

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Old 09-19-2011, 12:40 PM
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You guys probably know how much attention I pay to "Mother Jones." But I have to say, they're doing a bang-up job investigating BOEMRE. Here's a lengthy deposition that I think is illustrative of gov interference in supposedly independent gov scientific research. It's long, sorry. But it is illuminating to say the least.

https://motherjones.com/files/7_28_11_monnett-ig_interview_transcript.pdf
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I'm willing to take one for the team and will eat as many of those King Crabs as they send me.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:45 PM
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King crabs are delicious. I predict a boom in butter sales.
I'm thinking crab legs fra-diavolo........

Only problem is, nobody around here knows how to make it......
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Palangi, that sounds like something from a religious sect.
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Palangi, that sounds like something from a religious sect.
Almost right.....

It's an Italian dish
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:14 PM
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That would be the "Sophia Loren."

Thanks for the mammaries.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:15 PM
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It's hot and spicy !!!
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:25 PM
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Back to GCC ... http://www.livescience.com/11350-top-10-surprising-results-global-warming.html
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That would be the "Sophia Loren."

Thanks for the mammaries.

"Boy on a Dolphin"!

http://www.owensarchive.com/sophia-loren-wearing-wet-see-thru-shirt-2418

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Thanks, nice link.

Didn't some ancient cult dogma predict that fire would destroy the earth?

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