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    Posted By: Shopprice New Zealand

     

    Earth is more bizarre than you can ever imagine.

     

    1. Christmas Island’s Red Crabs:

    Each year an estimated 43 million land crabs migrate to lay their eggs in the ocean.

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    Authorities close most of the island’s roads during the migration, which normally takes at least a week.

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    2. Monarch butterflies:

    The eastern North American population is notable for its southward late summer/autumn migration from the USA and Canada to Mexico, covering thousands of kilometers.

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    No individual butterfly lives through the whole migration. Female monarchs lay eggs and their offspring continue the migrations.

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    3. Surreal spiderwebs:

    Fleeing torrential floodwaters near Wagga Wagga, Australia, thousands of spiders cover fields with cobwebs.

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    4. The Sardine Run:

    occurs from May through July when billions of sardines move north along the east coast of South Africa. Their sheer numbers create a feeding frenzy along the coastline.

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    5. Tanzania’s Lake Natron:

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    Tanzania’s Lake Natron: a salt lake fed by mineral-rich hot springs that is the only regular breeding area in East Africa for the 2.5 million lesser flamingoes.

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    Lake-Natron

    The flamingo population has been adversely affected in recent years by suspected heavy metal poisoning, and the lake is currently under threat by a proposed soda ash plant by Tata Chemicals.


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