Invasione di granchi in California: le foto

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Matt Clyne, of San Clemente, Calif., second from left, and his children Luke, 7, and Hailey, 10, search for moving tuna crabs in Dana Point, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. They gently picked up and place the crustaceans on a board and Matt repeatedly waded far out to sea with the board and released the crabs on Sunday. Tiny tuna crabs have been washing up by the thousands on some Orange County beaches. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: coast.SanOnofreBeach.cy ñ 06/14/15 ñ CINDY YAMANAKA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - Thousands of mini crabs ñ which look like tiny lobsters or crawfish ñ created a rim of red along the shoreline, scattered and scrambling along the sand at Strands Beach, Salt Creek, San Clemente, south Laguna, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.
Matt Clyne, of San Clemente, Calif., second from left, and his children Luke, 7, and Hailey, 10, search for moving tuna crabs in Dana Point, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. They gently picked up and place the crustaceans on a board and Matt repeatedly waded far out to sea with the board and released the crabs on Sunday. Tiny tuna crabs have been washing up by the thousands on some Orange County beaches. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP)   MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: coast.SanOnofreBeach.cy   ñ  06/14/15 ñ CINDY YAMANAKA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER  -  Thousands of mini crabs ñ which look like tiny lobsters or crawfish ñ created a rim of red along the shoreline, scattered and scrambling along the sand at Strands Beach, Salt Creek, San Clemente, south Laguna, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.

NEW YORK. Immagini davvero impressionanti: sono quelle dell'esercito dei 'tuna crab', i granchi rossi che
sembrano delle piccole aragoste che hanno invaso una spiaggia della California.

Nelle fotografie riprese dall'alto, il litorale di Dana Point, nella Orange County, sembra una lunga distesa rosso vivo con migliaia di animaletti arenati sulla sabbia.

Gli esperti affermano che i piccoli crostacei normalmente vivono al largo della penisola messicana della Baja California e che nella zona della Orange County non si vedevano da decenni. Tuttavia sono stati spinti verso nord dalle correnti di acqua calda. «Una volta che arrivano così vicino a riva non possono andare da nessuna parte, non sono abbastanza forti per nuotare verso il largo», ha spiegato Donna Kalez, manager del Dana Wharf Sportfishing.

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