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Jellyfish populations might not
be exploding after all, suggests
Dauphin Island Sea Lab scientist

AL.com [AL], by Ben Raines

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/2/2013 10:44:22 PM

After a decade or so of somewhat breathless warnings of a jellyfish apocalypse unfolding in the world’s oceans, new research by an international coalition of scientists suggests that the global jellyfish population may be about the same size it always was. Rob Condon with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab was the lead researcher on a scientific paper published this week by the Global Jellyfish Group, "Recurrent jellyfish blooms are a consequence of global oscillations."(Snip) The group’s research shows, in a nutshell, that jellyfish experience a population surge about every 20 years, and go through several years of greater than normal

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"The science is settled."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 1/2/2013 11:05:27 PM     (No. 9095744)

"Never mind."
~~ Emily Litella [Gilda Radner]

Look, when you have an agenda, no sample-size is too small. I mean, it´s not like you´re actually pretending to do science. Right?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/2/2013 11:22:14 PM     (No. 9095763)

Oops!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/2/2013 11:33:24 PM     (No. 9095775)

This is probably a government grant and I know that I cherish jellyfish, specially if they laah you when you are in water. They can grow very large and bloom is not a term that I would use. Kill all of them - they can make a grown man cry with pain.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/2/2013 11:44:22 PM     (No. 9095785)

Then explain the sudden surge of peanutbutterfish.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 1/2/2013 11:45:34 PM     (No. 9095787)

#3: "Kill them all"?

But surely someone somewhere has pointed out they just might have the cures for cancer and AIDs! I mean, what doesn´t?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Videodrone, 1/2/2013 11:50:21 PM     (No. 9095789)

not just cry in pain - kill you in no short order!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/3/2013 12:11:46 AM     (No. 9095806)

Nuts. I was hoping we could weaponize exploding jellyfish.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FastEddie, 1/3/2013 12:17:35 AM     (No. 9095810)

But....but.....this was SETTLED SCIENCE!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KansasWind, 1/3/2013 12:30:15 AM     (No. 9095820)

Warmies convinced the world that jellyfish population was intimately tied to the earth temperature.

Okay, let’s accept that.

Ergo if there is no jellyfish explosion, there is no global warming.

Simple.

Science settled it.

Next!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: noddy, 1/3/2013 1:58:39 AM     (No. 9095852)

If one of the late night comics referred to ´´the Global Jellyfish Group´´ I would be laughing along with the audience.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Deedo, 1/3/2013 2:12:33 AM     (No. 9095862)

I think that squid feed off of jelly fish, so we´re talking a bloom of calamari here people.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: miceal, 1/3/2013 2:46:36 AM     (No. 9095874)

Gosh, you mean the tree hugging warmers got it wrong...AGAIN? Mores the pity...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/3/2013 3:36:58 AM     (No. 9095885)

This is going to require more government-funded research.

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