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    Jellyfish are taking over

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    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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    Temporary bloom. It will balance and recede.

    Edit: Someday.
    Last edited by Knifegill; 10-16-2013 at 07:15 AM.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    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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    Quote 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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    I won't feel so bad now about jellyfish washed out on the shore.
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    Quote 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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    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.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    "Jellyfish are taking over"

    If modern politics is any indicator, Jellyfish have already taken over...
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    Just eat the bastards.
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