Sunday, 1 August 2010

The Next Threat: Jellyfish and the State of Our Oceans - Gather

photo credit Gather

Would you believe an assemblage of cute little jellyfish could wipe out an entire city in the blink of an eye?

"The next threat to a nuclear power plant is not likely to come from a terrorist, but instead a jellyfish...The equivalent of 50 truck loads of jellyfish had been swept into the cooling portion of a major power plant, causing a total loss of power."

Overheating nuclear plants? But Squishy...I thought you loved me...

image credit Disney/Pixar (obviously)

"In the words of Abigail Tucker, writing for the Smithsonian Magazine‘s 40th Anniversary issue, “jellyfish just might be avengers from the deep, repaying all the insults we’ve heaped on the world’s oceans.”"

Full article here (Gather)

1 comment:

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