How cold is it? It’s So Cold Sharks Are Dying In The Water From Shock

Daily Caller: The record cold temperatures in the Northeast are wreaking havoc on New Years Eve celebrations and ocean life alike, as two sharks died of apparent cold shock off the coast of Massachusetts this week, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC).

The sharks were “likely stranded due to cold shock” along Cape Cod, and washed up on the beach where conservation teams were dispatched Wednesday to investigate, the AWSC wrote in a Facebook post. The group says it collected tissue samples to test once it thaws.

Both male thresher sharks were 14 feet long with 6 foot tails, conservancy spokeswoman Michelle Wcisel said. The Wellfleet and Skaket beaches 60 miles south of Boston are “the same beach cold shock turtles wash up on,” the conservancy said.  read more

19 Comments on How cold is it? It’s So Cold Sharks Are Dying In The Water From Shock

  1. We’re below zero around here. I live in the woods and have been feeding the birds, hoping they don’t need to do so much work to survive. Bird food isn’t cheap and I wouldn’t want them to get cold shocked.

    However, the other day my daughter came running to get me, something terrible was going on at the bird feeders. They were swarmed with blackbirds, all the chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers, etc. were all on the sidelines.

    How appropriate, try and do something nice and then the section 8 critters move in and take over. I stopped filling the feeders.




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  2. Used to ice race motorcycles in the winter. As I got older, the cold started to wear on me. Been thinking of starting a summer league to get back in it again.(liberal thought process)




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  3. Hey Canada. You can have your arctic air mass back anytime. It’s going to be a long winter, even in central Virginia. Ugh.




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  4. Certain of this breed have a system
    that warms the blood around their brain. Looks like it was overwhelmed.
    From http://www.superfins.com
    “Seven members of the Lamnidae or Mackerel sharks have evolved a workaround of sorts to being cold-blooded. The great white, the long fin and short fin makos, the porbeagle, the salmon shark, and the common and big-eye thresher shark all can pseudo-regulate their body temperatures.”




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  5. John’s on the right track. However it’s physiologically a bit more complicated than that.
    Ironically, sharks have the ability to swim. Therefore, they have the ability to find warmer waters. Hey, migration.




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  6. Just curious. Any offshore wind farms in area. Thinking underwater vibrations/oscillations reeking havoc on their senses.




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  7. “The paradox of Global Warming is that it causes freezing …”

    (from a profoundly stupid movie about Globaloney)

    So, the frozen seafood is PROOF of Globaloney Warming. See how that works? No matter what happens, Globaloney Warming is the culprit, and sending Al Gore money is the ONLY answer.

    Yeah, people really ARE that fucking stupid.

    izlamo delenda est …




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  8. I know it is too cold for me…… Phook!

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell




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