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Thousands of dead starfish that littered a beach near Charleston last weekend are the first signs of what might become a disastrous winter for coastal sea life. They died because water was chilled to a lethal temperature by frigid weather earlier this month.

With coastal waters already hovering near critical lows, biologists worry there might be a mass die-off of shrimp, sea trout and red drum as the season turns cold again.

William Gay, owner of Port Royal Seafood, said he has heard Beaufort crab trappers talk about dead shrimp showing up in their crab pots, but said the cold water hasn’t yet affected his business.

S.C. Department of Natural Resources biologists also heard reports of stunned red drum and sea trout.

And it’s not just the possible extension of countless species around the earth that is caused on the cold (Isn’t that how they say it when it’s warming related?)…

Blizzard Paralyzes New York City, Boston

Snowstorm Blankets U.S. East Coast, Disrupts Travel

Storm Wreaks Havoc on Travel

“A” Train Riders Stranded in Seven-Hour Ordeal

Snow Storm Packs Quite A Punch (19 Inches In New Jersey)

Atlanta, Georgia has also broken a record of green Christmases as they enjoyed their first white one in 128 years.

Merry Christmas, Al Gore.