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10/8/2013

Hapless humans are losing the arms race against the mighty Jellyfish Nation

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The continuing jellyfish invasion has been causing a havoc at nuclear power plants clogging them and shutting them down in Japan (3Yen / 2012-10-27) and throughout the world (tomonews.net / 2013-10-03).
The solution?
KILLER ROBOTS!…the JEROS—Jellyfish Elimination Robotic Swarm.

Robot meant to remove jellyfish might just be making more jellyfish
October 7, 2013, 1:34 p.m.
Developed by a team of engineers in Korea, JEROS is a robot designed for destroying jellyfish swarms, like the one that recently clogged the cooling pipes at a nuclear power plant
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jellyfish attack OL japanese
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Previous 3Yen reports over the years about these mad jellies include:
PANIC! Killer jellyfish invading Japan! (3Yen / 2008-02-09)
INVASION OF THE NUCLEAR JELLYFISH! (3Yen / 2006-07-20)
The Attack of the Killer Jellyfish! (3Yen / 2007-02-20)
Attack of the giant jellyfish! (3Yen / 2005-12-08)



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3 Responses to “Hapless humans are losing the arms race against the mighty Jellyfish Nation”

  1. barnacle licking, bilge blubbering bunghole Says:

    Bah! What a waste of precious biomass! This purée could be refined and 3D-printed into some cool organic sculptures…

  2. den4 (via email) Says:

    moon-jellyfish
    Scientific Illustration for the Research Scientist
    Moon Jelly fish babies. You can record sightings of them and learn much more here
    http://www.jellywatch.org/

  3. Meet Mr. Mega Mouth Says:

    With the massive increases of jellyfish in recent years across the world—the plague of jellies—Megamouth’s numbers may greatly increase since they are Mr. Mouth’s main meal.

    Megamouth shark caught off the coast of Japan
    independent.co.uk | 1014 May 8
    An extremely rare female deep-water megamouth shark has been caught off the coast of Shizuoka in Japan, in what is believed to be only the 58th known sighting of the animal on record.
    The distinctive looking creature was hauled from a depth of 2,600 ft and weighed almost 1,500lbs.
    The name ‘megamouth’ is derived from the disproportionate size of its huge head and the enormous capacity of its mouth, which is kept open as it swims in order to filter water for plankton and jelly fish.
    Only 13 sightings of the sharks off the coast of Japan have been recorded. Over 1,500 people gathered to watch the 13ft long animal’s necropsy, which scientists are hoping will help them learn more about the unusual species.
    More
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    Embiggen

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