I, for One, Welcome our New Gelatinous Overlords

December 13, 2010

Science magazine reports that Chinese scientists are fighting the invasion and impending takeover of the Yellow Sea by blooms of enormous jellyfish.
Over recent decades, jelly fish populations have soared in several corners of the global oceans, fueled by pollution, fertilizers, low oxygen zones, and global warming.

As this video shows, the gigantic jellies blooming in East Asian waters make life more difficult for fisherman, and have scientists worried that their waters may be creating “jellyfish-dominated ecosystems reminiscent of those during the Precambrian world, more than 550 million years ago.”
According to one scientist, “Once the ecosystem shifts to jellyfish, it may be impossible to go back.”

For Climate deniers, the answer of course, is not to change our habits, but learn to like jellyfish ice cream.

Bon appetit

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3 Responses to “I, for One, Welcome our New Gelatinous Overlords”


  1. […] me make it clear that I, for one, welcome our new gelatinous Overlords. But as warming oceans become less hospitable to the marine life that civilization has developed […]


  2. […] I’ve made it repeatedly and abundantly clear that I, for one, welcome our new gelatinous Overlords. […]


  3. […]  As I’ve continued to make clear, I, for one, welcome our new gelatinous Overlords. […]


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