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Octopus in Miami Beach Parking Garage Is Global Warming’s Canary in the Coal Mine

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An octopus is splayed out in a Miami Beach parking garage, on 18 November 2016, after the latest King Tide captivated the internet, but a University of Miami associate biology professor said residents should get used to seeing sea creatures in traditionally dry spaces. Photo: Richard Conlin / Facebook / Miami Herald

By Alex Harris
18 November 2016

(Miami Herald) – The canary in the coal mine once served as a natural warning system in a bygone industrial era. Now, for Florida at least, maybe it ought to be the octopus in the parking garage.

Photos of an octopus splayed out in a flooded Miami Beach parking garage have been floating around the internet all week, prompting some skeptics to call “bogus” on both the discovery of the eight-legged creature out of its element and the force blamed for its appearance — climate change.

Both appear to be all too real. University of Miami associate biology professor Kathleen Sullivan Sealey examined the photos and identified the octopus as likely one of two species common in South Florida waters. And she said Miami Beach residents ought to get used to seeing strange new creatures making sporadic appearances as rising sea levels push ocean waters deeper and more frequently onto land, along with some of the creatures that live in them.

Richard Conlin, who lives at Mirador 1000 West, posted video of water spurting through his parking garage drains and photos of the octopus on Monday morning, during the latest king tide — a seasonal phenomenon exacerbated this month by a super moon. He did not respond to requests for comment, but he wrote on the Facebook post that he saw schools of fish alongside the slimy creature.

Sealey believes the fish explain why the native octopus, which she thinks is a small Caribbean reef octopus or a large Atlantic pygmy octopus, ended up in someone’s parking space.

When the drainage pipes in these buildings were designed, they were safely above the high-water marks, she said, but rising seas mean the pipes are now partially submerged during extreme high tides. And with water comes sea life, starting with fish. A drainage pipe combines two of an octopus’ favorite things, Sealey said — a meal and a cramped, dark space to crawl into. The ocean dweller was likely curled up inside the drain when the king tide forced it out and onto the garage floor, she said.

“When that much sea water comes in the octopus is like ‘what’s this?’ and goes to explore and ends up in a bad place,” she said.

The sea creature, Conlin said, did make it back home when building security put the octopus in a bucket of saltwater and dropped it in the ocean.

On his post, Conlin noted the flooding in his building has worsened since the city raised a nearby road.

“This flooding to this extreme is new and gets worse each moon,” he wrote. “In the past the floor of the garage would be ‘damp’ but this extreme flooding is new…. in the past 6 months there has not been a single day without some type of water seepage in the garage.” […]

And it’s not just in Conlin’s building. Last year, a UM study found that tidal flooding in Miami Beach has increased 400 percent since 2006.

City officials have said that as roads are raised, private properties that drain into the street might no longer be able to do so. Regulations prohibit such drainage anyway, but the city is working on a program that would allow private properties to pay a fee and connect into the street’s drainage system.

Octopus in the parking garage is climate change’s canary in the coal mine


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    Oh for heavens sake, when are you people going to listen to real research. When are you going to look farther than what you are being fed by globalists and the Elite owned and controlled media. H.A.A.R.P. has caused the very real climate issues we are having. It was created in the 1950′s, used successfully during the Vietnam War to make the rainy season last three months longer than normal. It didn’t have the desired result, even though it worked perfectly. It has been played with and fine tuned for 25 to 30 years, along with the seeding of clouds with microscopic heavy metals and whatever else the rogue government felt like doing. They now have the capability to call down fire from heaven to hit where they want. The Mega tornadoes, and hurricanes and where they have hit have not been accidental, or a fluke of nature. Seeding the clouds with vapor trails in the sky does not prevent or slow down global warming in any way, but they make a great way to magnetically control the weather. Electromagnets shooting pulses up into the stratosphere changed the wind patterns, which is the major reason for global warming. The floods, the droughts, are all part of the Elite agenda to starve America, and continue to destroy our economy, and kill steal and destroy peoples lives, businesses and homes. And still people are swallowing green house gasses as being the cause. The magnetic north pole has been moving very quickly, as have the tectonic plates around North America, and according to scientists who study them, they seem to be caused by odd magnetic pulses they have found in the stratosphere. That was leaked on, but quickly removed. And who is controlling all this??? The Democratic and Republican Elite of our own country, who have run this country for decades. The global goal is depopulation, and a return to a Feudal Society. Finally, they have been caught in many scandals, that are breaking daily. My big concern is that the idiots have gone past the place where what they began can be stopped. They really still think they have a handle on it, but will soon discover it is out of control. Prepare for what will feel like hell on earth, the best you can, and pray to the God who created this beautiful world and all that is in it, because He intends to destroy those who have destroyed His earth. God is not amused at what these evil people have done. Judgment has begun.

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