Skip to comments.Jellyfish outbreaks a sign of nature out of sync
Posted on 06/19/2008 11:31:54 AM PDT by PROCON
The dramatic proliferation of jellyfish in oceans around the world, driven by overfishing and climate change, is a sure sign of ecosystems out of kilter, warn experts. "Jellyfish are an excellent bellwether for the environment," explains Jacqueline Goy, of the Oceanographic Institute of Paris. "The more jellyfish, the stronger the signal that something has changed."
Brainless creatures composed almost entirely of water, the primitive animals have quietly filled a vacuum created by the voracious human appetite for fish.
Dislodging them will be difficult, marine biologists say.
"Jellyfish have come to occupy the place of many other species," notes Ricardo Aguilar, research director for Oceana, a international conservation organisation
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Good grief. As long as I can remember we have had jelly fish outbreaks at the beach.
This is CLEARLY a result of Global Warming!! Without any doubt.
Oh please. Will someone just give some of these so’called ocean experts a set of recent ocean temperature records? Guess numbers don’t matter. “Feelings” matter.
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Let me guess: It’s Global Warming.
I have also noticed that the sand at the beach is very hot and burns my feet.
I also got a sunburn last time I was at the beach.
Something fishy is definitely going on with the climate.
Or it could be just another good year for jellyfish.
I’m sure all the estrogen polluting the water had nothing to do with it.
I thought they were talking about Dems.
"Brainless creatures composed almost entirely of water...
I was in Florida last week. There were no Jellyfish.
It’s all our fault!
We are next!
The end is near, thanks to Bush and his smirking cronies!
Doesn’t anybody care?
The children will have no where to swim. And no trees. And no air.
It has to be true, otherwise Leonardo DiCaprio would never have said so.
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I knew it, I knew it but nobody would agree with me. “Brainless creatures composed almost entirely of water, the primitive animals have quietly filled a vacuum” Perfect explanation of Congress.
At one time I might have taken this seriously. Overfishing is a problem, and with modern technology and huge nets some stocks of fish and some fishing grounds have been seriously depleted.
But jellyfish? Give me a break. There have been plagues of various kinds of species—locusts, cicadas, jellyfish, you name it—since time began. That’s nature’s way.
Poisonous moonbat ideology has spread so far through the various scientific communities, urged on by biased grants from leftist academies, leftist foundations, and leftist government agencies, to the point where you can hardly trust any scientist any more.
Nature is never in sync.
I thought Hillary losing the democratic nomination was “a sure sign of ecosystems out of kilter”.
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