Thursday, May 28, 2009
MonsterQuest - Killer Jellyfish (really)
Note to the MQ producers - I love you guys, but who makes up the titles over there? Jellies (biologists are downplaying the misleading term "jellyfish") are more of a manace as various factors lead to population explosions. But to credit them with intelligence because soem species do look for prey instead of random drifing is a bit over the top... especially since they have no brain to work with. The show repeated a story of a ship being incapacitated when a multi-ton jellyfish washed onto the bow. It's a fascinaitng tale that's become a cryptozoological staple, but a few Australian press clippings are the only evidence it ever happened. SOmeone should dig into it more thoroughly.