No squidding — Praise CTHULHU!

Rejoice in CTHULHU’s oil conspiracy!
Japanese Call of Cthulhu in Tokyo

High fuel prices keep fishing fleets in port — and they’re not squidding
June 18, 2008 – Mainichi Daily News….The national cooperative of squid fisheries kept its more than 3,000-member squid trawlers in port Wednesday and plans to stay docked again Thursday because rising costs make it worthless for them to go out and catch the fish….more

The rest-of-the-story is . . .
Global warming is good if you like calamari.
Catches of finned fish have plummeted over the past decade but the squid catch has increasing. Squid populations are no longer limited by their food resources because chronic overfishing has removed their natural competitors in seas. The fish that squid used to complete for food resources with have now been fished out by Japanese fishing practices, leaving squid with much more to eat and they are growing in population. The market is flooded with squid, consumer demand is low, and prices have crashed.

Call of Cthulhu in Tokyo
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11 thoughts on “No squidding — Praise CTHULHU!”

  1. Quoting the Mainichi Daily News…...rising costs make it worthless for them to go out and catch the fish…

    Yeah, it takes so much fuel to keep the fishingboats afloat. Until gas and diesel powered engines were invented, it was totally impossible to use ships for fishing.

  2. O maia ina mua0, muah ooooo muaooooo, Chuhu!
    [There is One that is seeking and judging, and that’s the Evil One. —Samoan saying ]

    takoyaki
    Top photo via jeffkole‘s flickr creative-commons notice | Bottom photo via MrsTsk

  3. Octopus neurobiology—One of the freakiest things you’ll learn, if you watch the video below, is that an octopus’ “brain” isn’t really a centralized thing the way ours is. The processing capacity is distributed throughout the animal’s body. A new study (see the bottom) that backs up that idea, demonstrating that disembodied octopus arms react to threats in ways a severed human hand never could.

    Detatched octopus arms show awareness, react to danger
    io9.com | 2013 August 28
    The researchers believe this is evidence that the octopuses possess nociceptors, or neurons that specialize in reacting to physical danger. In humans, however, nociceptors are controlled by the spinal cord, and a severed arm wouldn't recoil from pain. Why would they continue to work in an octopus after the arms are no longer attached?
    One possibility is that octopuses don't have minds like ours — their consciousness is more evenly distributed throughout their body...more…

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