Wednesday :: Jul 1, 2009

Open Thread

by Mary

One of the natural phenomenon that scientists think could be tied to disruptive climate change (once known as global warming) is the increased acidification of the oceans demonstrated by the increased jellyfish blooms that are more commonly found throughout the world's oceans these days.

As this National Science Foundation report shows, jellyfish swarms can be quite disruptive. In fact, in 1999 a jellyfish swarm shut down a nuclear power plant in the Philippines by clogging the intake pipes.

You can track jellyfish blooms in the United States by using a data feed provided by the US government.

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