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GIANT JELLYFISH PICTURES: Japan's Nomura Invasion
.nationalgeographic ^ | July 29, 2009

Posted on 08/01/2009 5:46:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono

Eat your heart out, Godzilla. A massive menace from the sea seems poised to invade Japan anew this summer, experts predict.

In 2005 Japanese waters were inundated with swarms of Nomura's jellyfish--like the pair seen above cruising off the coast of Fukui Prefecture in November 2007. The giants clogged fishing nets and poisoned potential catches with their toxic stings, costing coastal fishers billions of yen.

Scientists have since been racing to unlock the mysteries of this giant jellyfish species in an attempt to forecast invasions and prevent damages.

This June researchers at Hiroshima University made some of the first surveys of the jellyfish's spawning grounds off the Chinese coast. The team found a huge new brood lurking in the waters, prompting experts to warn that another giant jellyfish invasion may be on the horizon.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: japan; jellyfish; nomura


1 posted on 08/01/2009 5:46:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 08/01/2009 5:50:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Last week we decided to go to a big oriental grocery market here in Houston. There were packages of jellyfish in the fish market. So I see this as a bonus for the Japanese.


3 posted on 08/01/2009 5:51:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

And the remarkable fact is that these animals have the same brain and socially poisonous effect as A.C.O.R.N.!


4 posted on 08/01/2009 5:52:22 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!")
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To: Mr. Jazzy

5 posted on 08/01/2009 5:54:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

(”I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!”)

So you say.

Where’s your birth certificate?


6 posted on 08/01/2009 5:57:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Will you accept a birth announcement in the local Penny Saver?


7 posted on 08/01/2009 6:01:10 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!")
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To: JoeProBono

Ok, that one HAS to be photoshopped.

(I hope)


8 posted on 08/01/2009 6:04:23 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: JoeProBono

The Lord has sent a cure for any food shortage!
Jellyfish is good!


9 posted on 08/01/2009 6:08:47 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: JoeProBono

Jelly I like. Fish I like. Jellyfish, me no like.


10 posted on 08/01/2009 6:17:44 AM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow!


11 posted on 08/01/2009 6:19:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Malesherbes

12 posted on 08/01/2009 6:20:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Is there any part of the jellyfish that can be eaten?


13 posted on 08/01/2009 6:25:25 AM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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It turns out, you don’t need a brain.


14 posted on 08/01/2009 6:27:14 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: JoeProBono

So, their mouth and their anus is at the same place, just like liberals.


15 posted on 08/01/2009 6:30:24 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Daveinyork

go figure


16 posted on 08/01/2009 6:32:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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17 posted on 08/01/2009 6:35:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Note to self:

1. Stay OUT of the gastrovascular cavity of a giant jellyfish and...

2. Are we sure these things aren’t politicians? They sport a mouth/anus combo... ;)


18 posted on 08/01/2009 6:38:37 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

amen


19 posted on 08/01/2009 6:41:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Mouth and anus all in one, just like a liberal, with the brain to match.


20 posted on 08/01/2009 6:43:14 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: JoeProBono

YIKES!


21 posted on 08/01/2009 6:51:57 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JoeProBono

“Mouth/Anus”?
Just Damn! Yuk!!!!!


22 posted on 08/01/2009 6:56:02 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: JoeProBono

EWWWW!!!


23 posted on 08/01/2009 7:20:20 AM PDT by wazoo1031
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To: JoeProBono

LOL

I knew I was in the wrong restaurant when I saw jellyfish salad on the menu.


24 posted on 08/01/2009 7:36:37 AM PDT by Grammy (politics... poli ( many ) tics ( blood suckers ))
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To: ikka
Is there any part of the jellyfish that can be eaten?

Of this jellyfish? I don't know.

But of other jellyfish, yes. I don't know exactly what part it is, but I've had cold seasoned jellyfish pieces. It doesn't taste bad, but it doesn't entice me either--the jellyfish itself, under the seasonings, just seems more tasteless to me. The texture's also a little rubbery, by the way.

25 posted on 08/01/2009 5:18:24 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: JoeProBono

Imagine how big the predators of those things are.....


26 posted on 08/01/2009 5:33:53 PM PDT by Danae (I AM JIM THOMPSON - Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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To: JoeProBono

Crabby patty with jeallyfish jelly! COOL!


27 posted on 08/01/2009 5:34:34 PM PDT by Danae (I AM JIM THOMPSON - Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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28 posted on 08/01/2009 8:01:25 PM PDT by Rodamala
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29 posted on 08/01/2009 11:18:11 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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30 posted on 08/02/2009 3:28:19 AM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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