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Spiders’ mating season leaves plants at Aitoliko Lagoon covered in 300-metre cobwebs


This article titled “Giant spiders’ web covers Greek beach” was written by Martin Belam, for theguardian.com on Thursday 20th September 2018 10.00 UTC

A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long.

A video, posted to YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos, shows the beach at the town of Aitoliko in western Greece under siege from the dense web.

   <figure class="element element-video">    <figcaption>Giannis Giannakopoulos posted this video of the spider web to YouTube.</figcaption> </figure>   <p>The web has been built by spiders of the Tetragnatha genus. They are often known as stretch spiders, as they have elongated bodies – and in another worrying development for those who fear spiders – Tetragnatha extensa are small enough and light enough to be able to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/05/research-sheds-light-on-mystery-of-how-spiders-take-flight">run across water</a> faster than they can move on land.</p>  <figure class="element element-image element--showcase"> <img src="https://media.guim.co.uk/5fc93d4910af1634b0ecf3249ffad634c57e7108/0_0_3543_2362/1000.jpg" alt="The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach." width="1000" height="667" class="gu-image" /> <figcaption> <span class="element-image__caption">The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach.</span> <span class="element-image__credit">Photograph: Giannis Giannakopoulos/EPA</span> </figcaption> </figure>  <p>However, the spiders of Aitoliko, which is 300km from Athens, don’t pose a threat.</p> <p>“These spiders are not dangerous for humans, and will not cause any damage,” <a href="https://www.newsit.gr/ellada/ayti-einai-i-eksigisi-gia-to-fainomeno-me-tis-araxnes-sto-aitoliko/2618523/">molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki told Greek news websites</a>. She explained that the seasonal...

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Spiders’ mating season leaves plants at Aitoliko Lagoon covered in 300-metre cobwebs


This article titled “Giant spiders’ web covers Greek beach” was written by Martin Belam, for theguardian.com on Thursday 20th September 2018 10.00 UTC

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A Greek beach…

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Some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said Tuesday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of its main entrance.

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said those being moved out of the Moria camp, which houses 9,000 people in a facility built for 3,100, will be sent to the mainland so their asylum claims can be examined.

“The situation in Moria is indeed difficult, it is indeed at the limit,” Tzanakopoulos said.

Regional governor Christina Kalogirou had threatened to shut down the facility unless the Greek government improves conditions at Moria.

Camp resident Ali Sajjad Faizy, a 19-year-old from Afghanistan, said conditions at Moria have steadily worsened and anyone who wants food has to stand in line for many hours.

“It’s completely full,” he said.

Doctors Without Borders has called for the emergency evacuation of vulnerable people at the camp to the mainland and other European Union countries, citing an increase in suicide attempts and self-harm among children in Moria and cases of sexual attack.

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Spiders’ mating season leaves plants at Aitoliko Lagoon covered in 300-metre cobwebs


This article titled “Giant spiders’ web covers Greek beach” was written by Martin Belam, for theguardian.com on Thursday 20th September 2018 10.00 UTC

A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long.

A video, posted to YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos, shows the beach at the town of Aitoliko in western Greece under siege from the dense web.

   <figure class="element element-video">    <figcaption>Giannis Giannakopoulos posted this video of the spider web to YouTube.</figcaption> </figure>   <p>The web has been built by spiders of the Tetragnatha genus. They are often known as stretch spiders, as they have elongated bodies – and in another worrying development for those who fear spiders – Tetragnatha extensa are small enough and light enough to be able to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/05/research-sheds-light-on-mystery-of-how-spiders-take-flight">run across water</a> faster than they can move on land.</p>  <figure class="element element-image element--showcase"> <img src="https://media.guim.co.uk/5fc93d4910af1634b0ecf3249ffad634c57e7108/0_0_3543_2362/1000.jpg" alt="The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach." width="1000" height="667" class="gu-image" /> <figcaption> <span class="element-image__caption">The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach.</span> <span class="element-image__credit">Photograph: Giannis Giannakopoulos/EPA</span> </figcaption> </figure>  <p>However, the spiders of Aitoliko, which is 300km from Athens, don’t pose a threat.</p> <p>“These spiders are not dangerous for humans, and will not cause any damage,” <a href="https://www.newsit.gr/ellada/ayti-einai-i-eksigisi-gia-to-fainomeno-me-tis-araxnes-sto-aitoliko/2618523/">molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki told Greek news websites</a>. She explained that the seasonal phenomenon occurs when the spiders are mating, and that an increase in the mosquito population this year had lead to...

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Spiders’ mating season leaves plants at Aitoliko Lagoon covered in 300-metre cobwebs


This article titled “Giant spiders’ web covers Greek beach” was written by Martin Belam, for theguardian.com on Thursday 20th September 2018 10.00 UTC

A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long.

A video, posted to YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos, shows the beach at the town of Aitoliko in western Greece under siege from the dense web.

   <figure class="element element-video">    <figcaption>Giannis Giannakopoulos posted this video of the spider web to YouTube.</figcaption> </figure>   <p>The web has been built by spiders of the Tetragnatha genus. They are often known as stretch spiders, as they have elongated bodies – and in another worrying development for those who fear spiders – Tetragnatha extensa are small enough and light enough to be able to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/05/research-sheds-light-on-mystery-of-how-spiders-take-flight">run across water</a> faster than they can move on land.</p>  <figure class="element element-image element--showcase"> <img src="https://media.guim.co.uk/5fc93d4910af1634b0ecf3249ffad634c57e7108/0_0_3543_2362/1000.jpg" alt="The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach." width="1000" height="667" class="gu-image" /> <figcaption> <span class="element-image__caption">The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach.</span> <span class="element-image__credit">Photograph: Giannis Giannakopoulos/EPA</span> </figcaption> </figure>  <p>However, the spiders of Aitoliko, which is 300km from Athens, don’t pose a threat.</p> <p>“These spiders are not dangerous for humans, and will not cause any damage,” <a href="https://www.newsit.gr/ellada/ayti-einai-i-eksigisi-gia-to-fainomeno-me-tis-araxnes-sto-aitoliko/2618523/">molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki told Greek news websites</a>. She explained that the seasonal...

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