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Old 08-23-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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I saw this on Discovery a few nights ago.

Since last summer, Japanese waters have been inundated with the massive sea creatures, which can grow 6.5 feet (2 meters) wide and weigh up to 450 pounds (220 kilograms).

Apparently when the Japanese fishermen cut these guys up into pieces, they release millions of eggs and sperm resulting in what is now millions of giant jellies turning the Nomura's otherwise modest numbers into an armada.

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Of course, Global Warming has been blamed.
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Of course, Global Warming has been blamed.
I would hazzard a guess and say that over nutrification is probably closer to the mark. Too much food for these chaps and other algae eaters. Sounds good? Well no, it is not. What happens then is that the algae and the jellies and other simple, short lived life forms bloom and then die and when they do that they fall to the sea bed then the rotting process starts. And when things rot they consume oxygen so suddenly there is oxygen depletion or even stavation which results in the death of the sea bed.

Happy days huh? Overfishing, dead sea beds. Can it get worse? That was a rhetorical question so please don't answer it. I know what the answer will be and it does not make me happy.

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On the upside, time erases all.

2 million years from now the Earth probably won't even know we were here.
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Makes you wish time passed more swiftly. Well, who cares....as long as they still have cold beer

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When I'm in the office...Yes...when I'm on the boat...absolutely NOT. Unfortunately it feels as though time passes exponentially when I'm on the boat.

I'm quite certain time travel can be achieved by installing fluorescent lights on a sailboat.
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