Millions of Shellfish Beached in Karachi Pakistan – Why?

Millions of Shellfish Beached in Karachi Pakistan – Why?

By TheAvalonRoundTable

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July 17, 2010 17:00 EST

Earth’s Magnetic Field changing attributed to Shellfish Beaching in the Millions

A mysterious event has been occurring over the last 48 hours in Karachi, Pakistan.

Millions of shellfish (mollusks) are being found at Clifton Beach, a beach in Karachi, Pakistan located on the Arabian Sea.

A YouTube Video #1 and #2 documenting this ongoing event describes the scene as having been repeating for the last few days, with millions of shellfish washing up along Clifton Beach. According to the narrative in the video, in 2009, dolphins were beaching themselves on the beach and when attempts were made to guide them back into the sea, they chose not to return. It is interesting to note, no MSM covering this event as of yet.

Clifton Beach, Saddar Town, was the world’s most popular silver-sand beach and health resort during 20th century, but, in 2003, it was affected by an oil spill.

The narrator of this video offers some hypothesis why this is happening, one of which is a Geomagnetic Storm or some variation in the Earth’s Magnetic Field. This theory might sound strange, but there is a great deal of study and research pointing to the fact that many mammals and life use magnetic field for navigation and location. One such study is a recent finding by the University of North Carolina, whose news article Magnetic Orientation and Navigation in Marine Turtles, Lobsters, and Molluscs, by Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, describes their research with the following,

“The Earth’s magnetic field provides a pervasive source of directional information used by phylogenetically diverse marine animals. Behavioral experiments with sea turtles, spiny lobsters, and sea slugs have revealed that all have a magnetic compass sense, despite vast differences in the environment each inhabits and the spatial scale over which each moves. For two of these animals, the Earth’s field also serves as a source of positional information. Hatchling loggerhead sea turtles from Florida responded to the magnetic fields found in three widely separated regions of the Atlantic Ocean by swimming in directions that would, in each case, facilitate movement along the migratory route. Thus, for young loggerheads, regional magnetic fields function as navigational markers and elicit changes in swimming direction at crucial geographic boundaries. Older turtles, as well as spiny lobsters, apparently acquire a “magnetic map” that enables them to use magnetic topography to determine their position relative to specific goals. Relatively little is known about the neural mechanisms that underlie magnetic orientation and navigation. A promising model system is the marine mollusc Tritonia diomedea, which possesses both a magnetic compass and a relatively simple nervous system. Six neurons in the brain of T. diomedea have been identified that respond to changes in magnetic fields. At least some of these appear to be ciliary motor neurons that generate or modulate the final behavioral output of the orientation circuitry. These findings represent an encouraging step toward a holistic understanding of the cells and circuitry that underlie magnetic orientation behavior in one model organism.”

RESEARCH:

Understanding the Earth – When North Goes South

PBS – NOVA – Magnetic Storm

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

NOAA

University of California Santa Cruz. GeoDynamo

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