Skip to comments.Meet Your New Jellyfish Overlords — You Won't Like Them Much
Posted on 10/22/2013 3:58:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Jellyfish are taking over the world, scientists say. They are reproducing too much and not dying enough. They are clogging up power plants. They are messing with fishing hauls. They are making it unpleasant to swim at beaches. The nature of that unpleastness ranges from mild discomfort to death.
Here are some of the things worth loving and fearing about jellyfish the strange, beautiful creatures from the deep that may soon rule us all.
1. They have crazy anatomy
Jellyfish are very cool, biologically. They don't have brains. They don't have hearts. They are mostly water. You're going to want read up on your Jellyfish anatomy, locomotion, and life cycle to prepare for their imminent world domination. Start by consulting this chart so you know what part of the jellyfish is eating you and what part is stinging you.
2. They do color well
Jellyfish look awesome in aquarium tanks that have colorful lights. In these tanks, they entrance us with their beauty and lull us into a false sense that we are their masters. Moon Jellyfish look especially cool.
Like these little guys at the Beijing Aquarium. (Interesting color choice, China. I see what you did there.)
Here's a subtly lit friend at the Stralsund Oceanarium in Germany:
This jelly at the Grand Aquarium of Saint-Malo in Western France seems too beautiful to be plotting your destruction. Right? Wrong.
Hopefully the lighting will be nice when jellyfish put us in tanks for their viewing pleasure. 3. There so many different kinds!
There are so many different kinds of jellyfish. When their powers combine... Here's a Lions Mane jellyfish, looking like a bad hair day off Farne Island, England.
I, for one, welcome our new jellyfish overlords. /nsa mode
Sounds like they are democratic politicians
Jellyfish? Can’t be any worse than the Jellyfish variety we already have in DC.
I had no clue that people could (and do) eat jellyfish. I wonder how it’d taste.
I’m sending this article to my Sons. They’ll get a kick out of it.
Thanks for the post.
Did they mention the “immortal jellyfish”?
After reproducing, they revert to infancy and start aging again.
If you think they can do this because they are simple organisms, humans have 46 chromosome pairs. Some jellyfish have as many as 216 chromosome pairs. Many have far fewer. Nobody has written how many the immortal jellyfish has.
Just wait. It won’t take long until somebody blames this on globull warming.
Re “They don’t have brains. They don’t have hearts”, but clog up everything.
Science’s definition of a “Democrat”.
Just look at Pelosi, Boxer, Little Debbie Wasserman-Schult and Sheila Jackson Lee, if there is any doubt.
And the late Helen Thomas, the “Creature from 60,000 Fathoms”.
Add photos at your pleasure!!
No thank you. We already have Boehner.
YES! Abdo-lutely delicious! I have three or four packages in my fridge right now. Great for a snack.
So, they're democrats?
A plate of old gasket material. Yummy.
“The eggs develop in the gonads of the female medusae”
Now, right there is your first problem.
There was a Vietnamese restaurant that tried on several occasions to try to talk me out of ordering jellyfish from the menu.
Now, right there is your first problem.
LOL - they sound like some of Obama's cabinet secretaries and the IRS "ladies."
Oh, give me an F’in break; this is another of the arguments global-warming-religious-zealots will use.
All mention of jellyfish is usually prioritized with ‘warming’ and an honorable mention to....wait for it...
...decline of predatory species due to over-fishing.
Ironically the ‘greenies’ and ‘warmers’ will be able to thank GE & the Japanese for returning the oceans to natural balance...
Pain for 3 days, itch for about 10. Not fun.
There is one universal rule in cooking: You can bread and deep fry most anything and it will taste OK.
Shoulda had someone pee on it.
A shame they don’t taste like crab or lobster.
May a box of box jellyfish infest your bathtub. (snicker)
Is the jellyfish sashimi shown in the article (towards the bottom of the page) garnished with a pot leaf?
That’s already happened...the filthy little beggar. Took a long time to get him out of my nasal system.
Never ate jelly fish, tried snails once but I nearly broke a tooth on the shells. Tried oysters and clams too but they kept trying to climb back up my throat, guess the lemon juice only blinded them.
I’ll stick with the canned tuna, after six or seven years sitting on the shelf of the local market you know nothing is alive in that rusty can.
Are jelly fish edible?