Friday, December 4, 2009

These pictures are from the Pacific coast of Russia where in the last few weeks thousands of starfish have washed up on the shore. Russian scientist are concerned and are looking into the problem with little success so far. The locals who live in the area see the fish in an entirely light: free food. People go to the overrun beaches every day, pick up the usually expensive seafood that's washed ashore, and take it home with them to eat. Personally, the thought of eating anything that's died and washed up on the beach for an unknown reason kind of grosses me out but to each their own.