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Apocalyptic Scene Visits British Shores, Thousands Of Dead Creatures Wash Up On Beaches

Dead Sea Creatures.IECS_UHULL/Twitter

In what will likely come close to the visions of what many people might imagine the apocalypse would look like, thousands upon thousands of dead sea creatures washed up on the beaches of the United Kingdom. Corpses of starfish, shellfish, crabs, and many other marine creatures litter the shores of the island nation, with the cause potentially being the Beast from the East.

The sight that greeted beachgoers in the UK is beyond description, which is exactly what many experts who have seen the landscape firsthand have chosen to describe it. As marine biologist Rodney Forster told BuzzFeed News, quantifying the number of species and the total number of corpses is difficult to do, at this point.

“It’s really hard to quantify the numbers, to be honest,” Forster said.

The incident has since made rounds on social media, with many expressing abject horror at the deaths of so many marine animals. Many of them are already blaming the massive blast of cold air from Siberia, which blew across much of Europe last week. It was given many names by different countries affected by the weather phenomenon. In the UK, it was called the Beast from the East.

Considering the damage it wrought and the scene on the beaches of the Isles right now, some might say that it was a fitting name. One that conjures thoughts of Armageddon.

As Futurism notes, this might just be the likeliest culprit. The weather event basically combined high winds and extremely low temperatures with the low tides that the area’s oceans were experiencing at the time. This meant that the sea creatures would have had to contend with a potent mix of deadly elements, which essentially subjected them to the same perils humans face during a snowstorm without shelter.

Unfortunately, experts are already speculating that similar incidents could occur in the near future. Climate change has done much to make sure of that.

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