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Old 12-09-2013, 13:41   #16
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Re: And you thought sharks were scary...

I like how they imply the jellyfish and not overfishing is the reason for the anchovy decline. The article is a bit dramatic to me. How's that ( Mr ) Wrong for a denier?

I have been fascinated by jellyfish ever since I watched one sail on a close haul up a big wave in the Atlantic ( Portuguese Man-O-War).
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I like how they imply the jellyfish and not overfishing is the reason for the anchovy decline. The article is a bit dramatic to me. How's that ( Mr ) Wrong for a denier?

I have been fascinated by jellyfish ever since I watched one sail on a close haul up a big wave in the Atlantic ( Portuguese Man-O-War).
Just you wait. There's deniers always lurking about, waiting to humiliate anyone who dares challenge their superior intellect, and draw attention to possible adverse affects of human activities on earth's weather and diverse life forms...
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Old 12-09-2013, 16:26   #18
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Re: And you thought sharks were scary...

With the deadly poisonous jelly fish, blue ringed octopus, cone shells, stone fish, tiger, bull and great white pointer sharks and man eating crocodiles which infest the waters and taipan, brown and black snakes, and funnel web spiders which infest the land it's a wonder anyone chooses to live in the place, however they do, are mostly water lovers and enjoy the outdoors.

From a scruffy old "denier", Tim Flannery is a pretty notorious catastrophist.
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Old 12-09-2013, 19:09   #19
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Re: And you thought sharks were scary...

Hello, All,

I think Flannery wrote the review of the book, but it is not his book, nor his data. The author is Lisa-ann Gershwin, the book was published by University of Chicago Press, and the title is, Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean. Perhaps a look at the book and the data might clarify the situation, which I don't think we're in a position without that information to condemn it as catastrophist.

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With the deadly poisonous jelly fish, blue ringed octopus, cone shells, stone fish, tiger, bull and great white pointer sharks and man eating crocodiles which infest the waters and taipan, brown and black snakes, and funnel web spiders which infest the land it's a wonder anyone chooses to live in the place, however they do, are mostly water lovers and enjoy the outdoors.

From a scruffy old "denier", Tim Flannery is a pretty notorious catastrophist.
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Re: And you thought sharks were scary...

Except for the neurotoxin deal, box jellyfish make nice house pets.
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Re: And you thought sharks were scary...

I like to pet mine like I'm doing right now. They are so cute and cuddly and .....ACCKK, AAAARGGHH, AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

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Re: And you thought sharks were scary...

If you've never seen sharks up close and personal, I recommend that you SCUBA dive Rangiroa atoll/Tahiti - French Polynesia. After battling a high speed ocean current, you level off at about 60 ft underwater then sit tight at the bottom. Schools of Lemon Sharks swim by to assess if you taste good or should be left alone. Their distance from your face mask is about a foot. They keep encircling you, asking for a handout...after fifteen minutes at the bottom, they start attacking schools of mullets. I assure you that you will never ever forget this experience; an adrenaline rush, mildly put.

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Except for the neurotoxin deal, box jellyfish make nice house pets.

Yeah, there's always a BUT ...

I saw that show too. What's really scary is how small and practically invisible they are.

I don't think I want one. I like pets who come when they're called -- and you're GLAD to see them!!!
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Re: And you thought sharks were scary...

Here's the perfect pet for you. Just won the 'ugliest' contest.

It's called a "Blobfish"
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...tell that to its mother...

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Here's the perfect pet for you. Just won the 'ugliest' contest.

It's called a "Blobfish"
Blobfish Voted World's Ugliest Animal (PHOTO)
That face looks familiar...
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Scary. I watched a doc about Irukandji once, and both researchers were stung. The footage of them in their hospital beds was horrifying. They were catching them for research, full suits with tape seals. Both were stung anyway....
If that was the same one that I saw, it may have been a bit over-hyped. The way that they built the audience up on how dangerous they were, before the massive sting attack, almost seemed like an intentionally written script.

Don't get me wrong. There are dangerous jellyfish out there & Oz seems to have most of the really bad ones. A girl that I know visited out there a few years ago & ended up taking a trip to the hospital due to a box jellyfish sting. When I was younger, I got hit in the face by a Portuguese Man-o-war. That was also a doctor worthy event. Jellyfish have kept me from enjoying the water in several places that I have visited since. Most recently, Cinque Terre. I find them to be quite a nuisance at times.
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