Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Attack of the Sea Snot

Okay, folks. Time to do something about the environment. Thanks to warming sea temperatures, the Mediterranean is now being invaded by giant blobs of sea snot. Called "marine mucilage," the nasty slime balls (which can reach 125 miles long) are teeming with harmful viruses and bacteria. They've also been known to engulf and smother innocent marine life.

So if you've been waiting for a sign that you need to take action, consider this it!


Anonymous 42 said...

It might actually be cool if it wasn't full of bacteria.

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Water mucus, water boogers, and the blob team up to create worlds most disgusting substance!

12:35 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

eew i wish we could just vacuum it all up. those poor fish!! :(

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Charstar said...

Its freaky!
and gross!!!!

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!


4:09 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

all i can say is eeeeewwwwwwwww

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

EEwwww. EEvvviiilll

I thought the video ended oddly. The narrorator was like "..Smothering life at the bottom" And then there was a cheerful trumpet fanfare.


5:35 PM  
Anonymous Moonstone House said...

this has nothing to do with the post, but who cares. all i have to say is that it was pouring here in in california. plus there was a wind. i go to a charter k-8 school, so we only have portibles as classrooms. i don't think one person in my class was completly dry for one second. i envy the lower grades. they got to stay in (and dry) praticliy all day.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous geekchick said...

Mmmm... Quite odd.
gymnast20, your idea fascinates me.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous UU said...

That is really sad! :(
I agree, we have to TAKE ACTION!

10:43 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

thank you geekchick i hav a feeling it wouldnt work though lol

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

...Sea snot? Where's it come from??? The video was a bit disturbing. The narrator was all "This is so terrible and sad!" and then the music is all "Do do do do do do do! We're happy about this!" I mean, that's just not right!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

That's gross! But did you know that in 16 years their will not be enough fresh water for the MAJORITY of the population? And converting salt water into fresh water isn't worth it because of the cost and machinery needed.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous vendettazla said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeew!!!!!!! a giant used the ocean as a tissue!!!! oh and it was very wet here yesterday....

6:10 PM  
Blogger vendetta-zla said...

theres a site and it has charities you just have to click on and it helps. the way i get to the site is the address http://www.theanimalrescuesitee.com/ and theres a button to save the rainforest and to donate food to neglected animals.....maybie if they get enough help theyll stop showing those sad commercials that make everyone cry!!!!!!

6:46 PM  
Anonymous audreeeeeeeeeeeeeee said...

eew people!!!! our oceans are not tissues!!! why are those people swimming in it?!?!?!?!!?!?! EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEWEWEWEWEWEWEWEWEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

6:50 PM  
Anonymous vendettazla said...

oh and that pic of the family kinda looks like my friends family!!!! the girl on the left looks like one of her little brothers as a girl!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!

8:40 PM  
Blogger mcsajbel said...

HI! I'm a first time commenter, but I have read ALL the Kiki Strike books. WHEN IS A NEW ONE COMING OUT?? THE EMPRESS TOMB WAS SUCH A CLIFF HANGER!!


9:25 PM  
Blogger Micci said...

How do we take action? What do we do?

9:37 PM  
Blogger Micci said...

They should sooo make a movie out of the Kiki Strike books! I could play Ananka.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous WillSing said...

it doesnt look like sea snot to me more like giant green dust bunnies
giant EVIL green dust bunnies. Makes me wanna just sweep it up

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous (Kind of...) said...

What's better than steampunk, cake, and giant squid?

The answer is nothing. Which means this cake is awesome.


11:36 PM  
Anonymous Charstar said...

I emailed Kirsten Miller.
and she said some pple r trying 2 make a moive out of the first 2 books!!!

But I bet pple wont start makeing
it till ATLEST 2010-11

I hope it bcomes a moive!

(I would want 2 play Betty)

10:14 AM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Eww.. =P

1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

@charstar- i could play iris! im a short blondie, just give me some contacts! :)

8:51 AM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

how is everyone e-mailing kristen miller??

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Clare said...

gymnast20: kikistrike@gmail.com
You know, it really does look like snot!

6:06 PM  
Blogger vendetta-zla said...

kiki: your comment freaks me out!
oh and i have a habit of reading old posts. kirsten, have you swam with sharks yet? theres only 2 and a half months left of 2009...

7:54 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

thank you clare i was always curiouse about it :)

11:15 PM  
Anonymous SaveTheWorld said...

Oh! God! Gross! Things like that exists in the sea? I'll never go to the beach for a swim again.. D: Yuck...

12:06 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

OMG! This is seriously scary :( I shall take further action to save the environment.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Lioness said...

Sorry everybody, I sneezed and I missed my Kleenex. I have quite the cold.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Lioness said...

Kirsten, Micci, Charstar: dibs on Betty.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous w153m4d5 said...

woah. is SO looks like theres a person in there at 13 seconds!

10:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Ewwwww.. But cool... Isn't this kinda like the blob thingy in Alaska...? Oo'

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

How can this be known to be caused by global warming when it's not even clear that global warming is happening at all? That doesn't make sense. Besides, there are animals living in it. Who says the old animals are more important? Something changes (e.g. sea snot appearing). Some animals adapt. Some animals die. Lather, rinse, repeat.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Hazel: I disagree, but that's not the point, cause I'm not a scientist. However, I think it's safe to say that cleaning up the environment is important no matter where you stand on the debate. It's our job to take care of this planet. I'm pretty sure that toxic balls of sea slime were not what anyone had in mind for the Mediterranean.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

But I mean, how do we know we caused it? No one would freak out if suddenly there were more of some sort of previously endangered fish, but who knows what that might do to the food chain, and hence, the entire ecosystem. Why is this "bad" when other things that harm animals (like, say, other animals) can be "good"? Because it can harm humans? So can all sorts of animals, even endangered ones people try to protect, so presumably it's not that. Because it didn't used to to be there? Neither did we. Because it's "gross"? So are we.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

I'm sorry, I realize now I may have sounded hostile; I didn't mean to. I'm just confused.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

We should take action. DEATH TO SEA SNOT!!! Who wants to come? Anyone? BYOC. Bring Your Own Coca-Cola.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like someone holding in every one of their sneezes for about ten years.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is remarkable

2:16 AM  

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