From Dead Birds To Dead Fish, Crabs
Dead crabs have washed up on the Thanet Coast each of the past three years, and the best guess as to why is the cold weather. This year, the crabs started dying around Christmas and have been piling up in recent days on the beach. Birds are eating up their dead bodies.
New Years fireworks are said to have killed thousands of blackbirds in Arkansas, which still doesn't explain the death of 500 birds in Louisiana or a few hundred more dead birds in Sweden.
In Maryland, officials are saying cold water stress caused the death of about 2 million fish in Chesapeake Bay. Arkansas just reported their own fish problem--with 100,000 fish turning up dead likely because of a disease. Several other countries have reported fish deaths too, including New Zealand and Brazil.