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King Crabs Invade Antarctic Waters


Environment  (tags: King Crabs, Antarctic, animals, ecosystem, environment )

Anna
- 2714 days ago - news.discovery.com
Warming waters along the Antarctic peninsula have opened the door to shell-crushing king crabs that threaten a unique ecosystem on the seafloor, according to new research by a U.S.-Sweden team of marine researchers.



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Carol H (229)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 4:53 am
thanks Anna, noted
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 5:11 am
Noted with thanks. I'm saddened for the bottom creatures of these waters!!!
 

Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 8:53 am
thanks
 

Trequl M (170)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 10:16 am
Noted with thanks.
 

Ann L (15)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 11:01 am
Just where are all the governments in the world? Their focus should be on cleaning up our earth for future generations and not war. Global warming is our biggest threat. Why can they not see this?
 

Chelsie H (19)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 12:17 pm
Noted; thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 12:44 pm
noted; Thanks Anna.
 

Monica D (580)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 1:53 pm
This sounds like concerning news.
 

Fiona O (565)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 3:45 pm
I hate to see ecosystems damaged.
 

Mary L (132)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 4:41 pm
Just ask the climate deniers. This is not a signal that Catastrophic Global Climate Destruction is real. (The worst mistake made was calling it Global Warming.)
 

Lisa H (180)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 5:36 pm
Regardless of whether some people "believe in" man made climate change, we should all be VERY worried about loss of biodiversity. The more species that are lost as a result of climate change, the closer humans become to being NEXT!
 

Walter Firth (45)
Thursday February 10, 2011, 1:14 am
This could lead to a change in the Japanese diet Instead of hunting whales and dolphins they can switch to giant crabs. This could make the work of Greenpeace much easier.Instead of whale and dolphin steaks the Japs can have crabmeat steaks. How about crab sushi or deep fried crab with black bean sauce.or crabwith tofu and sweet and sour sauce,the list could be endless. This could stop excess breeding of the crabs,and instead of being critical of the Japanese we can laud them for a change.
 

Stelizan L (258)
Thursday February 10, 2011, 2:57 am
Human actions have stuffed up Planet Earth good and proper - hope future actions will all be towards sustainability and correcting the imbalances created in the past, it's the only way to go - leaving the earth in a better state than what you found it in, for the benefit of future generations of all (not only humans!)
 

Cristina M (137)
Thursday February 10, 2011, 5:00 am
Once more our doing. I believe this happened in Norway as well.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:58 am
How do you solve the problems caused by humans when nature strikes back? it is what is happening here. An imbalance in the natural diversity..
 
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