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A View To A Krill: Jellyfish Are The New Penguins

by | 21st, February 2010

chocolate-penguinGLOBAL warming scare story of the day is that the penguins are being replaced by jelly fish. Run, Pingu. Run. Okay, waddle. Yeah, that’s it. Gee, that’s funny. Do it some more. The Telegraph screams:

Penguins in Antarctica to be replaced by jellyfish due to global warming

It turns out that melting sea ice is no good for krill, which are a favoured food for penguins. Krill is being taken over by crustaceans called copepods. Ice melts when it is warm, so the theory goes.

Anyhow, good news for jellyfish. We win!

Mr Griffiths, of British Antarctic Survey (BAS), tells us:

”Marine animals spent millions of years adapting to the freezing, stable conditions of the Antarctic waters and they are highly sensitive to change. ‘The polar oceans are rich in biodiversity. But if species are unable to move or adapt to new conditions they could ultimately die out.”

Or adapt? Or the copepods could thrive? Penguins are doomed. The only option is to make a statement – suicide

Warning: Do not p-p-p-pick up a jellyfish.



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