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(San Luis Obispo Tribune)   "Jellyfish-like creatures" take over intake structure and shut down Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. And so it begins   (sanluisobispo.com) divider line 126
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2012-04-27 01:54:51 AM  

steve_lou: I remember a story similar to this from last year, but in Israel.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14038729
Last time I went swimming, I got stung a fair bit (non-lethal ones)


GIS 'Israel Jellyfish'


Jellyfish are Jewish? I would've bet on starfish.
 
2012-04-27 01:54:59 AM  

steve_lou: I remember a story similar to this from last year, but in Israel.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14038729
Last time I went swimming, I got stung a fair bit (non-lethal ones)


GIS 'Israel Jellyfish'


Last I heard, the afterlife didn't have an internet connection. I think most people would've just assumed that they were non-lethal.
 
2012-04-27 02:00:30 AM  
screenshots.en.sftcdn.net

"Honey, I have to drop the salps off at the cooling water intake structure."
 
2012-04-27 02:02:35 AM  

nicoffeine: These things came by about 20 years ago, same place. Same thing happened. World didn't end.

But damn, they're nasty.


There was even a Fark thread about the incident 4 years ago, complete with quote. Also, I always thought those were a Desal plant when I went, I didn't realize they were nukes. 10% of the state's power, wow, and people are against a few more when the state is cranking up coal plants to make up the difference? Hippie lunacy.

8 inches: Holy Fark! I'm going there this weekend to hang out by the beach (Cayucos). Better bring my extra strength sun-screen...


Only thing I saw in Cayucos was the graveyard, which is pretty cool. The reactors aren't anywhere near. The most interesting part of the graveyard to me is that it's actually built around the original El Camino Real trail, with a surviving old bridge that vehicle traffic is no longer allowed on, just part of a bike trail. It segues back into the big highway shortly, but I love seeing those vestiges of history lying around.
 
2012-04-27 02:03:54 AM  

mongbiohazard: The result of a lot of agricultural runoff and conducive ocean temps I'm guessing... They bloom up massively when there's a lot of phytoplankton, right? So there must be a lot of phytoplankton to make them pig out and reproduce this crazy then. Maybe better farming techniques in the region would help this from being a problem.


I'm hoping it's connected to the increase in oceanic radiation wafting over with the trash from the tsunami and we'll be getting Party Beach-style monsters later this spring.
 
2012-04-27 02:04:59 AM  
A lucrative contract job is available...

www.deviantart.com
 
2012-04-27 02:06:55 AM  
So... great... both nuke plants in California (Diable and San Onofre) are currently off line. Awesome.
 
2012-04-27 02:11:32 AM  

JPINFV: So... great... both nuke plants in California (Diable and San Onofre) are currently off line. Awesome.


Better off then melting.
 
2012-04-27 02:17:31 AM  

fluffy2097: JPINFV: So... great... both nuke plants in California (Diable and San Onofre) are currently off line. Awesome.

Better off then melting.


True, but San Onofre is part bad engineering and part So Cal Edison not having the balls to tell their heat exchange supplier to fix the damn problem.
 
2012-04-27 02:20:34 AM  
Peanut Butter Jellyfish Time!

/Bloooop!
 
2012-04-27 02:20:38 AM  
"Again?" -Rocky
farm4.staticflickr.com
(i.e. this happens all the time)
 
2012-04-27 02:20:59 AM  

Gyrfalcon: mongbiohazard: The result of a lot of agricultural runoff and conducive ocean temps I'm guessing... They bloom up massively when there's a lot of phytoplankton, right? So there must be a lot of phytoplankton to make them pig out and reproduce this crazy then. Maybe better farming techniques in the region would help this from being a problem.

I'm hoping it's connected to the increase in oceanic radiation wafting over with the trash from the tsunami and we'll be getting Party Beach-style monsters later this spring.


I need my Annette Funicellos as big as I can get them!

/What's the plural of Annette Funicello? Kirsti Alley.
 
2012-04-27 02:22:12 AM  
It's the Yrr, quick, get on the horn with Alaska and call in those Whale Watchers!
 
2012-04-27 02:23:13 AM  

LordJiro: steve_lou: I remember a story similar to this from last year, but in Israel.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14038729
Last time I went swimming, I got stung a fair bit (non-lethal ones)


GIS 'Israel Jellyfish'

Last I heard, the afterlife didn't have an internet connection. I think most people would've just assumed that they were non-lethal.


Yeah, I worded that poorly. I didn't want anyone to think I was saying that I somehow withstood dangerous stings. I actually never saw most of them, you'd just feel something that felt like a fingernail being gently dragged along your arm, then the pain.
 
2012-04-27 02:25:11 AM  
I see that the relevant Simpsons reference has already been made. Carry on.

I guess I'll just go sneak into an R-rated movie with my fake ID. This one sounds like it will have some boobies in it:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-27 02:39:13 AM  

dasbiz: Diablo canyon one, why can't you be more like Diablo canyon two?


dasbiz, why can't you be more like BillaBong?
 
2012-04-27 02:44:14 AM  

foxyshadis: I didn't realize they were nukes. 10% of the state's power, wow, and people are against a few more when the state is cranking up coal plants to make up the difference? Hippie lunacy.


Um, I'm not sure what state you're actually from, but there's very little coal in California. If we're building new fossil plants, they're probably natural gas peakers.
 
2012-04-27 03:12:15 AM  

Wayne 985: They're doing it for the Enkindlers.

[media.giantbomb.com image 300x168]


You big stupid jellyfish!

/had to, sorry
 
2012-04-27 03:23:55 AM  

ByOwlLight: Huh. I had never heard of salps before. They sound fascinating.

Excerpt from wiki: "The solitary life history phase, also known as an oozoid, is a single barrel-shaped animal that reproduces asexually by producing a chain of tens to hundreds of individuals, which are released from the parent at a small size."

Oozoid is my new favorite word.


Excuse me, but the correct term is "Graboids"

www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-04-27 03:54:16 AM  

Passive Aggressive Larry: I see that the relevant Simpsons reference has already been made. Carry on.

I guess I'll just go sneak into an R-rated movie with my fake ID. This one sounds like it will have some boobies in it:

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x291]


I can think of at least two things wrong with that title
 
2012-04-27 03:56:48 AM  

Wise_Guy: Um, filter?


If you put a grate over the entrance of an inlet, then life will attach itself to that inlet and start to grow. So the smaller you make the holes in that grate, the quicker the life growing on it will choke off the flow.
 
2012-04-27 04:04:29 AM  

foxyshadis: The most interesting part of the graveyard to me is that it's actually built around the original El Camino Real trail, with a surviving old bridge that vehicle traffic is no longer allowed on, just part of a bike trail. It segues back into the big highway shortly, but I love seeing those vestiges of history lying around.


El Camino Real?
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2012-04-27 04:15:09 AM  
a convergence of natural factors caused the unlikely event."

"Both biology and ocean physics have teamed up"

Yup, weez to busy knowin ever damn thing to notice

congress been half dim half reprobate for fiddy years

don give a sigh

for your last breath

nature doesn't care if you survive
 
2012-04-27 04:38:35 AM  

dang sure: a convergence of natural factors caused the unlikely event."

"Both biology and ocean physics have teamed up"

Yup, weez to busy knowin ever damn thing to notice

congress been half dim half reprobate for fiddy years

don give a sigh

for your last breath

nature doesn't care if you survive


Something new has been addled.
 
2012-04-27 05:53:00 AM  

Enigmamf: foxyshadis: I didn't realize they were nukes. 10% of the state's power, wow, and people are against a few more when the state is cranking up coal plants to make up the difference? Hippie lunacy.

Um, I'm not sure what state you're actually from, but there's very little coal in California. If we're building new fossil plants, they're probably natural gas peakers.


Born and bred here. Very little, but there is still some, and more importantly, there is quite a bit right off the border that cranks up when summer loads go crazy. It's only 8% in total, but you could build one more nuke plant and shut all of those down, along with all of the sulfur and radioactive particles that coal plants spew out.
 
2012-04-27 06:07:11 AM  
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Is not amused.
 
2012-04-27 06:14:53 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: the ham sap gwailo: I, for one, welcome our new jellyfish overlords. They taste great grilled with a little garlic

A bit of soy sauce and some plum sauce work for me.


Dr. Zoidberg unavailable for comment.
 
2012-04-27 06:24:25 AM  
What exactly has begun? Shouldn't there be more than some vague reference, that really doesn't reference anything?
 
2012-04-27 06:29:43 AM  
Hello Jerry.
 
Skr
2012-04-27 06:29:57 AM  
Little super fast jelly fish? Just in time for breakfast? I'm okay with this, even if they are slightly radioactive.
 
2012-04-27 06:50:55 AM  

Gyrfalcon: mongbiohazard: The result of a lot of agricultural runoff and conducive ocean temps I'm guessing... They bloom up massively when there's a lot of phytoplankton, right? So there must be a lot of phytoplankton to make them pig out and reproduce this crazy then. Maybe better farming techniques in the region would help this from being a problem.

I'm hoping it's connected to the increase in oceanic radiation wafting over with the trash from the tsunami and we'll be getting Party Beach-style monsters later this spring.


Are they near Fingel's quarry?
 
2012-04-27 07:21:23 AM  
www.blogcdn.com
Why is everyone down on Nyarlathotep, she's so cute!
 
2012-04-27 07:43:14 AM  

Befuddled: If you put a grate over the entrance of an inlet, then life will attach itself to that inlet and start to grow. So the smaller you make the holes in that grate, the quicker the life growing on it will choke off the flow.


Conversely, the bigger the holes are, the more life passes through it to gum up the works past the filter.

I imagine there are hundreds of thousands to millions of these things. I'm sure they filter the water already for sea life, a million invertebrates the size of a coin are probably just beyond the capabilities of a filter system. Either they clog it at the screens or further down the line in the cooling system.
 
2012-04-27 07:54:33 AM  
I finally read HP Lovecraft's "At the Mountain of Madness" My god he was a terrible writer. And just because you call the dark "awful" doesn't make it scary.
 
2012-04-27 08:07:05 AM  

Wise_Guy: Um, filter?


Read the article--the filter is getting clogged because there is too much stuff that needs filtering out.
 
2012-04-27 08:09:57 AM  

Wayne 985: They're doing it for the Enkindlers.

[media.giantbomb.com image 300x168]


came for Hanar, left satisfied
 
2012-04-27 08:10:47 AM  

snake_beater: Wayne 985: They're doing it for the Enkindlers.

[media.giantbomb.com image 300x168]

You big stupid jellyfish!

/had to, sorry


This one is displeased with your blasphemy about the Enkindlers.

I wonder if anyone is making elcor jokes in the mad cow threads
 
2012-04-27 08:44:54 AM  
28.media.tumblr.com

Looks like you've got yourself in a...sticky situation.

YEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!
 
2012-04-27 08:51:16 AM  

Gone In 26 Minutes: Is not amused.


As long as they don't get near the phazon...

(I couldn't believe that it the second page to get to Samus. "Jellyfish-like creatures" and "nuclear power plant" just screamed Metroid to me.)
 
2012-04-27 09:02:22 AM  

Mock26: Idiots. Never, ever, build anything anyplace named Diablo!


Yet they keep insisting on going back to Tristram.

/ 5-15-12 the day my life ends
 
2012-04-27 09:22:54 AM  
I, for one, would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new tunicate overlords.
 
2012-04-27 09:24:39 AM  
media.comicvine.com
 
2012-04-27 09:55:00 AM  
Assume I posted a picture of a metroid and Samus in flesh suit thing here.

Forgot I was on my phone.
 
2012-04-27 10:00:15 AM  

BillaBong: Diablo Canyon two, why can't you be more like Diablo Canyon one?


done in three.
 
2012-04-27 10:00:30 AM  

ByOwlLight: "The solitary life history phase, also known as an oozoid, is a single barrel-shaped animal that reproduces asexually by producing a chain of tens to hundreds of individuals, which are released from the parent at a small size."


Hmm. Sounds like most Farkers, especially those on the Politics tab.
 
2012-04-27 10:05:51 AM  

JPINFV: So... great... both nuke plants in California (Diable and San Onofre) are currently off line. Awesome.


Yeah, it would be nice to have, say, one or two more to power the third largest state. There's plenty of land that's not right on top of a fault.
 
2012-04-27 10:13:16 AM  

Priapetic: ByOwlLight: "The solitary life history phase, also known as an oozoid, is a single barrel-shaped animal that reproduces asexually by producing a chain of tens to hundreds of individuals, which are released from the parent at a small size."

Hmm. Sounds like most Farkers, especially those on the Politics tab.


You make me want to sea squirt all over you.
 
2012-04-27 10:46:37 AM  
As the Mayans foresaw...
 
2012-04-27 11:50:39 AM  
Jelly fish and related invertebrates are a major problem for any machinery using sea water for cooling. When I was on a submarine, there would be days when we shutdown one set of condensers, blew the filters clear, switched steam flow, blew the second set clear, switched. We'd do this for hours, sometimes days.
 
2012-04-27 11:51:20 AM  
Ah. Phase 1 is proceeding as planned. National power production will come to a halt. Now to unleash my army of nematode-like creatures to knock out communications infrastructure.

Those fools at the marine biology institute will rue the day they laughed at me!
 
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