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    unstoppable jellyfish

    Coastal areas around the world have struggled with similar jellyfish blooms, as these population explosions are known. These blooms are increasing in intensity, frequency, or duration, says Lucas Brotz, a jellyfish expert at the University of British Columbia.
    Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them – Quartz

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    how interesting ...

    They’re eating machines. The comb jellyfish, which wiped out the Black Sea’s $350 million fishing industry, can put away 10 times its body weight in food in a single day. This is even though it needs to eat only 16% of its body weight to keep growing. The rest of that food goes toward making it bigger and bigger.

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    • #3
      Temporary bloom. It will balance and recede.

      Edit: Someday.
      Last edited by Knifegill; 10-16-2013, 07:15 AM.
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      • #4
        I haven't read this article but I saw a doco a short while back that showed Japanese chefs trying to learn to cook jellyfish. They are a massive problem in their waters.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hotmail View Post
          They’re eating machines. The comb jellyfish, which wiped out the Black Sea’s $350 million fishing industry, can put away 10 times its body weight in food in a single day. This is even though it needs to eat only 16% of its body weight to keep growing. The rest of that food goes toward making it bigger and bigger.
          Is that the Knifegill jellyfish?

          It's really pretty shocking about those jellyfish. We're ruining the ocean.
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          • #6
            I won't feel so bad now about jellyfish washed out on the shore.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Leida View Post
              I won't feel so bad now about jellyfish washed out on the shore.
              I used to sort of feel bad for them, but then a washed-up jellyfish stung the hell out of my foot. Hurt for days. No sympathy any more.

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              • #8
                Some jellyfish may be millions of years old. Same for hydra, they have no known life span barring disease or predation, accident, season, etc. For a long time I thought bristlecone pines were the oldest thing. Or that fungus. Or the clone maple forest. Nope. It's the freaking jellyfish.
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                • #9
                  "Jellyfish are taking over"

                  If modern politics is any indicator, Jellyfish have already taken over...
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                  • #10
                    Just eat the bastards.
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                    • #11
                      When life hands you jellyfish, make jelly?

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                      • #12
                        Having read the article, that really pisses me off. Makes me want to dive into the ocean with a trident and take as many as I can with me.

                        I don't know if the article is biased, but if it's telling the truth, we truly need to exterminate most of this scum of the ocean. Some can be left for research purposes.
                        Last edited by wiltondeportes; 10-16-2013, 08:42 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Having read the article, that really pisses me off. Makes me want to dive into the ocean with a trident and take as many as I can with me.

                          I don't know if the article is biased, but if it's telling the truth, we truly need to exterminate most of this scum of the ocean. Some can be left for research purposes.
                          Spear all the humans who caused the jellyfish explosion? Good idea!
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                          • #14
                            Mmmm jellyfish. I am down.
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                            • #15
                              More proof that we are totally jacking everything up in the environment....

                              Over-fishing is rampant, with most oceanographic experts predicting COLLAPSE of fisheries (lookup what happened to the Atlantic cod. Poof, gone) This is why it is so bad in Japan, who protect their environment the way fat guys protect chocolate cakes.... Fishing takes out the predators and competitors of jellies..... Warmer water stimulates them to grow faster and breed more.....Coastal construction gives them more places for their polyp stages to colonize. Reduced coastal oxygen gives them the competitive advantage compared with heavy breathers like fish and crustaceans. Pollution hurts fish and other species, but rarely affects jellyfish at all. A jelly can live in apoxic, dead water.

                              But no....climate change is BS. Everything is fine. Go back to sleep.

                              Soon, we will all be finding out that the economy IS THE ENVIRONMENT. If you crash one, you crash the other. Ask the Atlantic fishermen out of jobs, and all their coastal dependents, about what happens when a fishery collapses.
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