TV: Millions of dead sea creatures wash ashore in Hawaii — Carcasses found along miles of beach — “That should trigger some alarm” — “I don’t know what’s going on over there… I’ve never seen anything like this” (VIDEOS)

Published: May 26th, 2017 at 7:06 am ET
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KGMB, May 4, 2017 (emphasis added): Tens of thousands of crustaceans wash ashore along miles of Mokuleia beaches — There’s an odd pink tint to the sand along Mokuleia thanks to tens of thousands tiny crustaceans that have washed ashore.  But what the creatures are and where they came from is a bit of a mystery. “I don’t know what’s going on over there. But I’ve never seen anything like this,” said resident said Elisah Rivera. “And it’s millions, it’s not thousands, it’s millions. We actually walked all the way along the way, and it went all the way, about two miles down.”… It’s unclear what they are. Some say they’re crabs, others say shrimp, some suspect lobsters. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says they appear to be baby shrimp… Environmentalist Carroll Cox he found about a dozen dead sea cucumbers washed up on shore as well. He believes the creatures are baby crabs. ‘There are other species. I just noticed sea cucumbers found in a small area along with the crab. So that causes concern when you have more than one species impacted with an event. That should trigger some alarm,” Cox said…

KGMB transcript, May 4, 2017: “It’s a mystery in Mokuleia as millions of tiny crustaceans wash up on shore.”

KHON transcript, May 2, 2017: “Last week we told you about thousands of toads washing up on the North Shore — now thousands of dead crabs washing up to North Shore beaches.”

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Published: May 26th, 2017 at 7:06 am ET
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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Radiation testing on frogs from southern US.

    "Results

    After exposure to the four radiation dose rates, the proportion of successfully developing embryos of A. terrestris did not differ among treatments (F3, 30 = 0.24, p = 0.866; Fig 1). In contrast, hatching success was different among the three clutches (F2, 30 = 4.65, p = 0.017; Fig 1) with higher embryo hatching success in clutch 1 than in clutch 2 (Tukey HSD, p = 0.023). The interaction between radiation treatment and clutch was not significant (F6, 30 = 0.022, p = 0.999). Recall that clutch 1 was obtained two weeks earlier after natural breeding and oviposition, while clutch 2 and 3 were obtained after induction of oviposition and fertilization by injection of human chorionic gonadotropin."

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0125327

    Sounds to me like that movie "Deliverance" left out a few details. I'm no scientist but injecting human gonad stuff may have effected the outcome a bit


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    No wonder they keep this science stuff behind pay walls.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Sound familiar?

    "Natural stressors such as density may have a stronger effect on amphibian individuals than effects caused by low dose rate irradiation [21]. The presence of natural confounding stressors in the environment often makes it difficult to interpret radiation effects in field studies. Outdoor exposure facilities, such as the one used in this experiment, which provides a more realistic exposure scenario than laboratory exposures, may be a good alternative to further the understanding of low dose rate effects on aquatic vertebrates."

    Stressors frogs may face: Squeal like a pig, frog!


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "Ethics Statement

    Collections of animals were made under annual South Carolina scientific collecting permits approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and exposure procedures approved by the University of Georgia Animal Care and Use Committee IACUC No. A2005-10169."

    Goodbye all you people. I'm leaving here today. Goodbye. Goodbye.

    Goodbye. Pink Floyd, The Wall.

    What my frog brothers are singing.


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