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Old 07-20-2009, 10:32 AM
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I know I didn't see anything
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:39 AM
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I know I didn't see anything
Take the blindfold off Saq...lol...
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:40 AM
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I take it it was a Jellyfish of some description?
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:25 PM
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Yeah, some members of this species can reach 30'.
I found a video clip that shows one particular jelly common to the Pacific. This isn't the one MonsterQuest was going after, but at a meter in diameter it gives you an Idea of what you're up against.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqfCm58SB6Y
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:10 AM
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Animal Planet ran a show last night on killer jellyfish. The Box Jelly has several sub-species. This particular jelly was as small as your thumbnail and packed enough venom to kill. Sydney Australia was the site for the story, and they have had two documented deaths from jelly stings at the time of the taping of this show.
If you can find the show on cable, it is fascinating to watch. Both the researcher and his assistant were stung by this jelly and had to be hospitalized, and the pain was so intense that straight morphine only blunted the pain slightly.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:16 AM
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Or these guys...
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:36 PM
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Back in the late 1980's when I was active duty U.S.N., there was a massive birth of disc shaped red jellyfish. These things were all over the surface of the ocean wherever we went, it was like a biblical plague or something, but after a few months they got thinner and thinner and thinner until they just dissapeared altogether. It was freaky, but interesting. I saw a lot of weird things out there. When you've been a landlubber all your life and then suddenly you're thrust out upon the deep blue to live most of the time, you begin to see a lot of things that you might consider weird bizarre and freaky. Of course, I'm sure that sperm whale that I had a staring contest with off the coast of India probably thought a human in a sailor suit was probably the weirdest thing he ever saw in his life too.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:56 AM
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Back in the late 1980's when I was active duty U.S.N., there was a massive birth of disc shaped red jellyfish. These things were all over the surface of the ocean wherever we went, it was like a biblical plague or something, but after a few months they got thinner and thinner and thinner until they just dissapeared altogether. It was freaky, but interesting. I saw a lot of weird things out there. When you've been a landlubber all your life and then suddenly you're thrust out upon the deep blue to live most of the time, you begin to see a lot of things that you might consider weird bizarre and freaky. Of course, I'm sure that sperm whale that I had a staring contest with off the coast of India probably thought a human in a sailor suit was probably the weirdest thing he ever saw in his life too.
But my question is...who won?
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Not when there is something like this I might step on.

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Old 07-22-2009, 06:30 AM
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Dude, you pic says "Gratuitous Red-X Zone."
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