A cold wave in Europe killed thousands of starfish, crabs, anemones and other species; specialists predict more mass deaths
This week, Ramstage beach in the United Kingdom appeared with more than just sand on the seashore. Thousands of starfish, sea urchins and other crustaceans froze frozen by a wave of cold that hit the British Isles and other parts of Europe last week.
According to the naturalist experts who name the phenomenon as atypical, the current dragged these small inhabitants so deep into the sea that they could not stand the temperatures and died. The amount of stars was such that they covered from coast to coast Ramstage and other nearby beaches such as Broadstairs.
Experts and onlookers went to the rescue but most were dead or in agony. The British Marine Conservation Society explained that the fatal fact is that the storms are becoming more intense and penetrate deeper waters, reaching fish, anemones, crabs, stars and other crustaceans that move from the shore to avoid the violence of the currents, and if that is coupled with extreme cold, the animals become clumsy and slow, so they have little chance of survival.
Justo Ramstage, where the cemetery of stars was seen, is shallow, reason why the animals do not have where to take shelter of the storms, and although it is normal to see deaths of crabs, stars, jellyfish and other species, it is typical to see dead all together
Unfortunately, this phenomenon on a large scale also happened in Spain, in Huelva, so alerts have been issued for swimmers and visitors to the beaches in general to avoid areas at certain times of the day.
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