Saturday, November 24, 2007

When Jellyfish Attack





Jellyfish are causing quite a few problems these days. The gigantic Echizen Kurage (shown above and below) have returned to the Sea of Japan, destroying fishermen's nets and poisoning the fish. The Japanese have responded to the threat by finding ways to turn the beasts into tasty treats, including sushi and cookies. (Mmmm. Jellyfish cookies.) But even if they taste as good as they sound, there are still far too many Echizen Kurage for one small country to gobble down.

In other invertebrate news, billions of tiny jellyfish recently attacked a salmon farm off the coast of Ireland. The swarm of Mauve Stingers covered ten square miles and reached thirty-five feet deep. The poor fish never had a chance. The ocean was so thick with jellyfish that farm's owners were unable reach the salmon's cages. The boats just couldn't push through. Read more here and here.


17 Comments:

Blogger Spring said...

No. No! NOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't attack me Jellyfish! AAAAAAAAAAAH. LOL. HEHEHEHEHEHE.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous udon't need2knowmyname said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
breath, calm down...
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
run for your lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Oh. My. Gosh.
I've been stung by jellyfish, but NEVER that big! *whimpers and hides her head*

3:02 PM  
Anonymous spring (i'm not signed in) said...

Unless Jellyfish can walk, I think you mean SWIM for our lives...

-Spring

*This message was typed while the typer was being attacked by Jellyfish*

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Wow. They're, um, big and, um, ugly.
I sure hope they taste good.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Oh my goodness! Those are HUGE!


p.s. feeling better?

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am deathly afraid of jellyfish
i'm allergic to them:( bad experince of being stung
mk

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Wow. I've always liked how pretty jellyfish are, but those big ones are downright ugly. And rather creepy as well.

*fear*

4:46 PM  
Blogger Lena La'Faye said...

2nd biggest fear other than leperchans and giant squid? Jellyfish. They've always creeped me out. so I just couldn't read the post. -sobs into hands- By the way, how is your bug doing?

6:31 PM  
Blogger Carry No Seal said...

Anyone ever been stung by jellyfish and get all itchy? It was weird, it didn't sting. It itched. So not cool!
If I saw that jellyfish I think I'd blackout. Or run screaming off into the night. Or maybe poke it with a stick. A really long stick so I'd be very far away if the worst should happen.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*scream*

I READ ABOUT THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*hides*

i scared....

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

Lena La'Faye: You're scared of leprechauns? Interesting.

Erin: Yes, feeling much better, thank you!

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Lena La'Faye (Not Signed in) said...

Yeah, just a little bit. -giggles nervously-

4:19 PM  
Anonymous EJR said...

The gigantic Echizen Kurage must pack a big sting...ZAAP!!!

If I ever seen a pack of jellyfish 4sq mi wide i'd leave the fish for bait;)

We have fresh water jellyfish in a lake by my house, luckaly for me they are two small to harm me!

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Felicity said...

Wow! This is so odd. My mom was telling me about this from a wall street journal article. The dead fish apparently, because of the shock, have there eyes wide open and with a look of terror.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous theatre said...

waoooooo

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

ok. to logically deal with this problem i MUST remain calm.......

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG OHNOOHNOOHNOHNOHNOHNOHNOHNOHNOHNO!!!!

yes. very calm. im proud of myself

10:16 PM  

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