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06/13/2011

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Remi

Hi Dave,

The following link is a 44 minute presentation on the state of our oceans that you might find interesting if you haven't already seen it:

http://sackler.nasmediaonline.org/2007/ile/jeremy_jackson/jeremy_jackson.html

Remi

Alexander Ač

Hey, wait a minute, he are HELPING the Jellyfish!


http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/12/jellyfish-plankton-ocean-acid

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that while bacteria are capable of absorbing the constituent carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and other chemicals given off by most fish when they die, they cannot do the same with jellyfish. The invertebrates, populating the seas in ever-increasing numbers, break down into biomass with especially high levels of carbon, which the bacteria cannot absorb well. Instead of using it to grow, the bacteria breathe it out as carbon dioxide. This means more of the gas is released into the atmosphere.

OH OH...

Ingrid

The Japanese are as destructive and addicted to tuna as Americans are to oil!

Dr. C

I was gonna say that as a strategy for saving the tuna we could try contaminating the entire species with radioactive waste, but that probably wouldn't stop us any more than denaturing rubbing alcohol will stop an alky once he gets desperate enough. The Japanese already tried contaminating themselves and that hasn't seemed to work either, so I guess the poor tuna are phucked. So, we can always fall back on peanut butter & jellyfish sandwiches for the kids' school lunch...

Loveandlight

So the only fauna that will remain in the oceans after all is said and done are jellyfish and minnows. Spiffy. :-\

bananaman09

The tuna as I see it when they are fully grown eat the 5 foot squid
that have gained a foot hold in the South Pacific. So get ready for
squid as the next food of choice for the already dumb Japanese that
catch whales for their dogs and cats food.

The large red squid as filmed by some filmographer have hooks on
some of their tentacls that make them particularly vicious when
attacking other species.

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