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Meet Your New Jellyfish Overlords You Won't Like Them Much
Marin News ^ | Timothy McGrath

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 Lion’s Mane jellyfish, looking like a bad hair day off Farne Island, England.


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1 posted on 10/22/2013 3:58:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I, for one, welcome our new jellyfish overlords. /nsa mode


2 posted on 10/22/2013 3:59:43 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: nickcarraway
Nom nom nom.


3 posted on 10/22/2013 4:02:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway
“They don't have brains, they don't have hearts”

Sounds like they are democratic politicians

4 posted on 10/22/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: nickcarraway

Jellyfish? Can’t be any worse than the Jellyfish variety we already have in DC.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 4:09:13 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


6 posted on 10/22/2013 4:09:38 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: nickcarraway

Did they mention the “immortal jellyfish”?

After reproducing, they revert to infancy and start aging again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turritopsis_dohrnii

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.


7 posted on 10/22/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: nickcarraway

Just wait. It won’t take long until somebody blames this on globull warming.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 4:10:04 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway

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!!


9 posted on 10/22/2013 4:16:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway
Meet Your New Jellyfish Overlords — You Won't Like Them Much

No thank you. We already have Boehner.

10 posted on 10/22/2013 4:16:42 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: a fool in paradise

YES! Abdo-lutely delicious! I have three or four packages in my fridge right now. Great for a snack.


11 posted on 10/22/2013 4:20:22 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway
They don't have brains. They don't have hearts. They are mostly water.

So, they're democrats?

12 posted on 10/22/2013 4:22:18 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: nickcarraway

13 posted on 10/22/2013 4:23:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

A plate of old gasket material. Yummy.


14 posted on 10/22/2013 4:24:24 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“The eggs develop in the gonads of the female medusae”
Now, right there is your first problem.


15 posted on 10/22/2013 4:24:46 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RandallFlagg

There was a Vietnamese restaurant that tried on several occasions to try to talk me out of ordering jellyfish from the menu.


16 posted on 10/22/2013 4:31:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: blueunicorn6
“The eggs develop in the gonads of the female medusae”

Now, right there is your first problem.

LOL - they sound like some of Obama's cabinet secretaries and the IRS "ladies."

17 posted on 10/22/2013 4:36:11 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: nickcarraway

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...


18 posted on 10/22/2013 4:38:39 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: nickcarraway
I got the Hell stung out of me by a jellyfish, when I was about 10 years old, off Jekyll Island.

Pain for 3 days, itch for about 10. Not fun.

19 posted on 10/22/2013 4:38:42 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Rock, paper, scissors, GUN. I win.)
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To: a fool in paradise

There is one universal rule in cooking: You can bread and deep fry most anything and it will taste OK.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 5:15:27 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: real saxophonist

Shoulda had someone pee on it.


21 posted on 10/22/2013 5:20:05 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: a fool in paradise

A shame they don’t taste like crab or lobster.


22 posted on 10/22/2013 5:39:32 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: P.O.E.
"welcome ...overlords"

May a box of box jellyfish infest your bathtub. (snicker)

23 posted on 10/22/2013 5:53:04 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
24 posted on 10/22/2013 6:02:09 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: nickcarraway

Is the jellyfish sashimi shown in the article (towards the bottom of the page) garnished with a pot leaf?


25 posted on 10/22/2013 7:16:13 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: nickcarraway

26 posted on 10/22/2013 7:21:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: P.O.E.

That’s already happened...the filthy little beggar. Took a long time to get him out of my nasal system.


27 posted on 10/22/2013 7:55:23 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: nickcarraway

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.


28 posted on 10/22/2013 9:39:14 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: nickcarraway

Are jelly fish edible?


29 posted on 10/23/2013 9:50:20 AM PDT by tbw2
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