Thousands of dead crabs and starfish have been reported washing ashore on the beach in Port Aransas, Texas, in the last few days.
Although not making the beach unpleasant, this still unexplained phenomenon makes you wonder: What’s going on here?
Dr. Ed Buskey here at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute is looking into possible reasons for the small die off of bottom feeding animals such as crabs and sea stars today on a small section of beach in Port Aransas. A possible reason might be temporary low oxygen levels in the near-shore Gulf.
Reading the comments under the video, it seems that this die-off has already started more than two weeks ago:
We noticed this as well two weeks ago… A lot of small crabs in particular.
And not only in Port Aransas, but also in the canals at Island Moorings, on beaches just north of the State Park, and all the way down the seashore too.
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