Huge 1000ft spider web appears overnight on a beach in Greece

Arachnophobics, beware - a massive spider web in a small town in western Greece has blanketed almost a 1,000-foot expanse of the region's coast.

The video, posted on YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos, shows a beach in the town of Aitoliko covered in webs almost 300m long.

It sounds like a something out of a horror movie: A town covered in thousands of webs, each crawling with hordes of spiders.

Giannis Giannakopoulos saw the "veil of webs" this week in Aitoliko, CNN reported.

The freakish sight was the work of spiders from the genus Tetragnatha - otherwise known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies.

"The spiders will have their party and will soon die".

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According to Maria Chatzaki, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, global warming (which caused a significant temperature increase in the region), elevated humidity, and sufficient food in the area of Aitoliko caused a massive boost in the number of Tratragnatha spiders populations.

The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach.

"It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party", Chatzaki said, according to a translation by the BBC.

Speaking to Greek news websites, molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki said that the spiders are not unsafe to humans and she not be feared.

With the growth of the gnat population, the spiders also thrive and multiply. They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and continue to reproduce during that time.

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