Wednesday, 15 July, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Mysterious Blob Kills a Million Seabirds in North America

Mysterious Blob Kills a Million Seabirds in North America

Scientists are calling it the largest die-off in recorded history, and the killer is something named after a B-movie monster.

An enormous heatwave nicknamed “The Blob” has killed a million seabirds along the west coast of North America, according to researchers.

Scientists have reported that some 62,000 dead seabirds have washed up on the shores of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California, along the US Pacific Coast. A study by the University of Washington (UW) says the total is much closer to a million.

An enormous heatwave nicknamed “The Blob” has killed a million seabirds along the west coast of North America, according to researchers.
An enormous heatwave nicknamed “The Blob” has killed a million seabirds along the west coast of North America, according to researchers. (Photo: Shankar S/Flickr)

When the Trucks Stop Coming

“Only a fraction of birds that die at sea typically wash ashore, indicating the scale of the mass dying was much larger than the number of bodies we’ve found,” says researcher David Nield.

The gigantic heatwave – which at one point was four times the size of New Zealand – was unlike anything most of us have seen before. This occurred in the ocean, where the effects of rising temperatures are usually hidden from human view.

The heatwave occurred in the ocean, where the effects of rising temperatures are usually hidden from human view
The heatwave occurred in the ocean, where the effects of rising temperatures are usually hidden from human view. (Photo: Aleph1/Wikimedia Commons)

The simmering blob of water lingered in the Northeast Pacific between 2013 and 2016, disrupting the food chain and throwing the entire ecosystem into chaos. The seabirds, called common murres, starved to death as food grew scarce amid intense competition from other creatures, according to the study.

“Think of it as a run on the grocery stores at the same time that the delivery trucks to the stores stopped coming so often,” says Julia Parrish, co-author of the study and a professor of the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

The simmering blob of water lingered in the Northeast Pacific between 2013 and 2016, disrupting the food chain and throwing the entire ecosystem into chaos.
The simmering blob of water lingered in the Northeast Pacific between 2013 and 2016, disrupting the food chain and throwing the entire ecosystem into chaos. (Photo: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons)

A Confluence of Factors

Numerous animal species have been affected by the same confluence of factors, including sea lions, puffins, and whales. Warming waters can trigger the release of a neurotoxin called domoic acid from algae. Shellfish eat the algae, and when animals eat the shellfish, they get sick and die.

The blob also led to the first known mass bleaching event in Hawaii, where coral reefs stressed by the extreme temperatures shed their coloration.

Researchers believe the blob is the result of a years-long severe heatwave brought on by an anticyclone weather system that first appeared in 2013. The weather phenomenon known as El Niño accelerated the warming beginning in 2015. By the following year, the super-heated atmosphere caused water temperatures to rise to nearly 6° C (11°F) above the average.

Numerous animal species have been affected by the same confluence of factors, including sea lions, puffins, and whales.
Numerous animal species have been affected by the same confluence of factors, including sea lions, puffins, and whales.

“A Red Flag Warning”

The research team says the mass die-off is likely to affect the entire population of murres in North America. Not one of the more than 15 colonies of murre the team monitors was able to produce a single egg between 2015 and 2016.

“The magnitude and scale of this failure has no precedent,” says John Piatt, who leads the team. “It was astonishing and alarming, and a red-flag warning about the tremendous impact sustained ocean warming can have on the marine ecosystem.”

Meanwhile, another huge blob of unusually warm water has formed off the coast of Washington up into the Gulf of Alaska.

And that blob, too, is growing.

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