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Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish
Telegraph UK ^ | Nov 2, 2009 | Julian Ryall

Posted on 11/02/2009 7:53:04 PM PST by RDTF

A 10-ton fishing boat has been sunk by gigantic jellyfish off eastern Japan.

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The crew of the fishing boat was thrown into the sea when the vessel capsized, but the three men were rescued by another trawler, according to the Mainichi newspaper. The local Coast Guard office reported that the weather was clear and the sea was calm at the time of the accident.

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TOPICS: Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; cryptozoology; jellyfish; seamonster; seamonsters
well that's a Halloween story!
1 posted on 11/02/2009 7:53:06 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

They’re going to need a bigger boat.


2 posted on 11/02/2009 7:54:15 PM PST by Patrick1 (I'm not calling in sick; I'm calling in gone!)
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To: RDTF

Happy WTF? :)


3 posted on 11/02/2009 7:54:15 PM PST by allmost
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To: RDTF

I’m surprised Mothra didn’t pluck the sailors out of the sea.


4 posted on 11/02/2009 7:54:23 PM PST by ChuckShick (He's clerking for me...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Holy Cow Ping!


5 posted on 11/02/2009 7:54:50 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RDTF

Why not get a peanutbutter fish, and make a sandwich?


6 posted on 11/02/2009 7:54:57 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Giant Jellyfish Pingu!

Hey, were the fishermen tryng to get the beast INTO their boat?

7 posted on 11/02/2009 7:59:11 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Cgainst Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: RDTF

8 posted on 11/02/2009 8:00:27 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: RDTF


9 posted on 11/02/2009 8:01:45 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Candor7

10 posted on 11/02/2009 8:01:52 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: RDTF

Sea creatures are getting revenge for what the Japanese did in the last episode of South Park.


11 posted on 11/02/2009 8:02:56 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: RDTF

They should have been outfitted with one of Captain Nemo’s squid zappers.


12 posted on 11/02/2009 8:03:09 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: RDTF

13 posted on 11/02/2009 8:04:31 PM PST by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: RDTF

Don’t feel bad for them. Idiots are still killing off whales (they say for ‘scientific study’, and that friends is BULL CRAP).

It pains me that part of my reasoning puts me on the side of Greenpeace. My actual solution would be to sink the japanese whalers AND Greenpeace ships altogether.


14 posted on 11/02/2009 8:04:49 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: RDTF

Obama’s fault?


15 posted on 11/02/2009 8:06:01 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: irishtenor

*chuckle*

If I had an image hosting account I’d post one of these:

http://images.google.com/images?q=peanut%20butter%20and%20jellyfish%20sandwich&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi


16 posted on 11/02/2009 8:06:11 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Red Steel

Wow, thats a lot of soup!


17 posted on 11/02/2009 8:06:54 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: Yardstick

18 posted on 11/02/2009 8:08:49 PM PST by RDTF (Honk if I Helped You Buy Your New Car)
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To: Fred Nerks

Ping to Giant Jelly fish story out of Japan.


19 posted on 11/02/2009 8:09:11 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: RDTF; irishtenor

LOL — that’s perfect :)

Can you do the one with the hungry shark?


20 posted on 11/02/2009 8:16:47 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I'm sure some expert will blame "climate change" for the population explosion in giant jellyfish. Like maybe this one, who is starting to resemble a giant jellyfish himself:


21 posted on 11/02/2009 8:17:47 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Yardstick

22 posted on 11/02/2009 8:19:20 PM PST by RDTF (Honk if I Helped You Buy Your New Car)
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To: RDTF
The local Coast Guard office reported that the weather was clear and the sea was calm at the time of the accident.

Any floating saki bottles?
23 posted on 11/02/2009 8:22:24 PM PST by NightOfTheLivingDems (Destroy the Dems in Two Thousand Ten)
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To: RDTF

ha ha — Thanks!


24 posted on 11/02/2009 8:23:54 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: RDTF

Screw you dolphin and whale! ...er...jellyfish!

25 posted on 11/02/2009 8:24:34 PM PST by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: Patrick1
Much...

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26 posted on 11/02/2009 8:27:30 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: RDTF

Let’s see, a 10-ton boat is about 20,000 pounds. And they were trying to haul in a net containing “dozens” of 440-pound giant jellyfish. Three dozen of those things would be roughly 16,000 pounds. I think I can see the potential there for capsizing. Those blobs are big.


27 posted on 11/02/2009 8:27:33 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Secret Agent Man

Good for the Japs, there are way too many useless whales!

Harpoon a whale, save a fat chick!


28 posted on 11/02/2009 8:33:47 PM PST by dalereed
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To: RDTF

They already made this movie.


29 posted on 11/02/2009 8:38:56 PM PST by TASMANIANRED
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Every whale they kill saves 20,000 chickens and 42 million krill.


30 posted on 11/02/2009 9:42:49 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I’ll say.


31 posted on 11/02/2009 9:57:21 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: Candor7

That’s one for the aquariums for sure, not for the dinner table!


32 posted on 11/02/2009 9:59:26 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (SHAME ON YOU. (If Hoffman loses & all you did was talk about him on FR, neither donating $$ or time)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The thing must have weighed several tons to capsize a fishing trawler!

Maybe Mothra lives!

33 posted on 11/02/2009 10:39:51 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: OnTheDress

Is that photoshopped, or real?


34 posted on 11/02/2009 11:48:31 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Talisker

I don’t know. But, it looks pretty good.


35 posted on 11/03/2009 11:02:21 AM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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