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National Post: The global jellyfish population is soaring, and itís bad news for just about everyone.

 
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National Post: The global jellyfish population is soaring, and itís bad news for just about everyone.
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Warning, beach bums and fishermen: Jellyfish populations the world over are exploding, according to five University of British Columbia scientists in a report published this month in the journal Hydrobiologia. More jellyfish are coming and thatís cause for alarm.

Nice to watch at a distance, perhaps, but the undulating, translucent creatures are notorious for their stings, which can be lethal. Countless ocean-side holidays have been ruined thanks to unwelcome encounters with nettlesome jellyfish clusters, or blooms.


They also wreak havoc by choking seawater intake valves and drainpipes, and clogging fishermenís nets. ďJelliesĒ have even been known to capsize fishing boats, says Lucas Brotz, a UBC doctoral student and lead author of the new study. Really, who needs these invaders? They arenít even fish, after all.

Mr. Brotz and his UBC colleagues examined data and anecdotal evidence going back 60 years. They report that jellyfish populations are on the rise almost everywhere, most acutely in areas with heavy concentrations of human activity. Coastal Europe and Asia and the Black Sea seem hardest hit by jellyfish proliferations; these include invasive, exotic species. According to the UBC study, Antarctica has also been swarmed.

Most of North Americaís coastlines have been spared the recent outbreak, but that could change with fluctuating conditions in oceans surrounding the continent.
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Re: National Post: The global jellyfish population is soaring, and itís bad news for just about everyone.
Lots more butterflies than normal hit the East Coast...

Thread: Sign of Pole Shifting? 'Tidal wave of butterfliesí hits Eastern Canada "many more than usual and much earlier than expected"
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Re: National Post: The global jellyfish population is soaring, and itís bad news for just about everyone.
Find a use for their bodyparts
Hunt them for it
We all know how overfishing works
I'm sure it'll help
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Re: National Post: The global jellyfish population is soaring, and itís bad news for just about everyone.
Find a use for their bodyparts
Hunt them for it
We all know how overfishing works
I'm sure it'll help
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Jellyfish are an anomaly....the very act of hunting them causes them to multiply...one of their survival insticts.

Interesting read: Thread: Killer Jellyfish Population Explosion Warning
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"It is our innate solidarity - not some despotism of the sky - that is our source of morality and sense of decency."
~ Hitchens

"The essence of the independent mind is not in what it thinks, but how it thinks."
~ Hitchens

"A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
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Natures way of mopping up pollution
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Find a use for their bodyparts
Hunt them for it
We all know how overfishing works
I'm sure it'll help
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Jellyfish are an anomaly....the very act of hunting them causes them to multiply...one of their survival insticts.

Interesting read: Thread: Killer Jellyfish Population Explosion Warning
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I didn't know that.

Is there anything good about jellyfish?
Anything?
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That is scary, and the squid outbreak is scaring me too.
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I read an article about some crazy jellyfish off the coast of Japan...Bread head ?...something like that...let me see if I can find something on that...they are crazy enormous and there were swarms of em.
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I love to eat calamari.

And we can export the jellyfish to China.
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Check these babies out...lol...

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Almost every summer since 2002, billions of giant jellyfish ó each weighing a maximum of 450 pounds (204 kilograms), bearing a bell reaching almost 7 feet (2 meters) in diameter, and trailed by a tangle of long, stinging tentacles ó have floated daily into the Sea of Japan, wreaking havoc on the Japanese fishing industry.

450 pounders!
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The difference is that squid grill up well. Ever try to grill a jellyfish? It ain't pretty.

That is scary, and the squid outbreak is scaring me too.
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Predicted by crop circle on July 7, 2009...?
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The swarms first hit Japan years ago. They proceeded to hunt and catch large nets full, bring them onto the boat to chop up, thinking it would kill them. Yet the defense mechanism of the jellyfish was to release sperm thus increasing the problem ten fold. The increase in temp is now an incubator for these nasty dudes.
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I live about 90 miles west of Kansas City, should I be worried?cruise
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I live about 90 miles west of Kansas City, should I be worried?cruise
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I live about 90 miles west of Kansas City, should I be worried?cruise
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No a tornado is going to kill your ass.
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I live about 90 miles west of Kansas City, should I be worried?cruise
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I live about 90 miles west of Kansas City, should I be worried?cruise
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No a tornado is going to kill your ass.
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That's no shit. They take a stab at it about every other week.
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I live about 90 miles west of Kansas City, should I be worried?cruise
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I live about 90 miles west of Kansas City, should I be worried?cruise
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No a tornado is going to kill your ass.
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That's no shit. They take a stab at it about every other week.
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Bury your trailer damned
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I live about 90 miles west of Kansas City, should I be worried?cruise
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I live about 90 miles west of Kansas City, should I be worried?cruise
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No a tornado is going to kill your ass.
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That's no shit. They take a stab at it about every other week.
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Bury your trailer damned
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I live in a dumpster, wiseass.
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"It is our innate solidarity - not some despotism of the sky - that is our source of morality and sense of decency."
~ Hitchens

"The essence of the independent mind is not in what it thinks, but how it thinks."
~ Hitchens

"A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
~ Sagan

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Predicted by crop circle on July 7, 2009...?
[link to www.bibliotecapleyades.net]
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ha ha ha.
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Find a use for their bodyparts
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We all know how overfishing works
I'm sure it'll help
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Jellyfish are an anomaly....the very act of hunting them causes them to multiply...one of their survival insticts.

Interesting read: Thread: Killer Jellyfish Population Explosion Warning
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I didn't know that.

Is there anything good about jellyfish?
Anything?
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Turtle food!
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The difference is that squid grill up well. Ever try to grill a jellyfish? It ain't pretty.

That is scary, and the squid outbreak is scaring me too.
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They can make a nice "sour kraut"....hiding

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