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(Japan Times)   Oregon environmental officers swoop in, use "short burst of fire" to strip Japanese tsunami dock of seaweed and barnacles containing species that might kill us all   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 75
    More: Followup, invasive species, checks and balances, Tohoku, native species, tsunamis, Japanese, Oregon  
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2012-06-09 10:34:23 AM
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2012-06-09 10:46:38 AM
Goddam illegal immigrants.
 
2012-06-09 12:14:45 PM
SyFy Movie?
 
2012-06-09 12:14:47 PM
I'm sure none of those invasive species could have been washed off the pier right before it was beached and are in the water being invasive. Nahhhhh could never happen.
 
2012-06-09 12:15:35 PM
media.giantbomb.com

What an invasive species might look like.
 
2012-06-09 12:16:15 PM
what? those species are already here, there... boats. it's one ocean. if u flew them on a 747 and dumped them into boston harbor it might be a different issue or used nuke to complete link the atlantic and pacific along the panama canal route... but ... you know what... u get imbalance then nature balances out after awhile. homeostasis. complex nonlinear systems. life finds a way. these environmental freaks are just looking for jobs. that flamethrower would be better used cooking soup for the homeless.
 
2012-06-09 12:16:54 PM
Xenomorphs!
 
2012-06-09 12:18:55 PM
mmmm, ribbon candy.
 
2012-06-09 12:20:10 PM

Walker: I'm sure none of those invasive species could have been washed off the pier right before it was beached and are in the water being invasive. Nahhhhh could never happen.


Some probably did. It's still a good idea to try to prevent it from getting worse. If there's one razor clam in your harbor, you're OK. It there are two, you're screwed.
 
2012-06-09 12:20:59 PM
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2012-06-09 12:22:08 PM

Tr0mBoNe: Goddam illegal immigrants.


Welcome to Obama's America!
 
2012-06-09 12:22:19 PM
i184.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-09 12:28:19 PM
FTFA: "A species that evolves in an ecosystem evolves with natural checks and balance," Havel said. "When you take an organism out of the environment and put it in a new one, the balance is lost. It can outcompete native species and animals."

Yeah, like when redskinned humans first invaded the New World across the Bering Strait. And then 20-30,000 years later the whiteskins invaded from across the ocean and brought the blackskins with 'em. The American ecosystem has been whomped so hard so many times it'll be several thousand years before Nature finds its own balance again.

Several thousand years after all those pesky Homos Sapiens are gone, I mean. You ain't never gonna have any kind of ecosystemological balance with that invasive species of mutants around.

"SAVE THE PLANET: KILL YOURSELF."
 
2012-06-09 12:29:58 PM
Yeah, unless this procedure is performed on every single ship and boat that crosses the Pacific, I don't see how sterilizing this one piece of junk is going to make any difference.

Furthermore, this isn't the first earthquake that has sent debris across the Pacific.

In other words, this isn't the first time something has crossed the Pacific.
 
2012-06-09 12:31:46 PM

utah dude: what? those species are already here, there... boats. it's one ocean. if u flew them on a 747 and dumped them into boston harbor it might be a different issue or used nuke to complete link the atlantic and pacific along the panama canal route... but ... you know what... u get imbalance then nature balances out after awhile. homeostasis. complex nonlinear systems. life finds a way. these environmental freaks are just looking for jobs. that flamethrower would be better used cooking soup for the homeless.


Yeah...I agree but not just from this point of view.

The Tsunami was a natural disaster. The only reason that dock is here is because of NATURE. Even if that dock had been a log, a bit of coral or another bit of natural flotsam we'd have the same problem. Are you saying that we're bigger and better than nature? The world's lived a long time just fine without us humans poking at it and it'll be here a long time after we're gone. We're just a catalyst for the next and more highly evolved species to happen.
 
2012-06-09 12:33:15 PM
Oregonians always greet foreign invaders with fire or high explosives.
 
2012-06-09 12:33:47 PM
barnacles!
 
2012-06-09 12:34:33 PM
www.japantimes.co.jp

WHAT THE FARK IS THAT
 
2012-06-09 12:37:32 PM
Something something INNSMOUTH.
 
2012-06-09 12:37:50 PM

WhoGAS: We're just a catalyst for the next and more highly evolved species to happen.


this is beautiful poetry. make it so, number one.
 
2012-06-09 12:38:03 PM

Andulamb: In other words, this isn't the first time something has crossed the Pacific.


True, but this time a local government can justify budget increases for an invasive species. Arizona Oregon should just build a wall at the border.
 
2012-06-09 12:39:47 PM

RibbyK: Andulamb: In other words, this isn't the first time something has crossed the Pacific.

True, but this time a local government can justify budget increases for an invasive species. Arizona Oregon should just build a wall at the border.


hahaha. i lol'd.
 
2012-06-09 12:40:28 PM

WhoGAS: utah dude: what? those species are already here, there... boats. it's one ocean. if u flew them on a 747 and dumped them into boston harbor it might be a different issue or used nuke to complete link the atlantic and pacific along the panama canal route... but ... you know what... u get imbalance then nature balances out after awhile. homeostasis. complex nonlinear systems. life finds a way. these environmental freaks are just looking for jobs. that flamethrower would be better used cooking soup for the homeless.

Yeah...I agree but not just from this point of view.

The Tsunami was a natural disaster. The only reason that dock is here is because of NATURE. Even if that dock had been a log, a bit of coral or another bit of natural flotsam we'd have the same problem. Are you saying that we're bigger and better than nature? The world's lived a long time just fine without us humans poking at it and it'll be here a long time after we're gone. We're just a catalyst for the next and more highly evolved species to happen.


i just favorite-d you.
 
2012-06-09 12:41:28 PM
"it's invaded Southern California (but) it's not currently present in Oregon," he said."

Dang illegals with their medical resistant TB and Sea WEED invading and destroying our ECO system!
 
2012-06-09 12:44:16 PM

utah dude: i just favorite-d you.


I hope you used protection; you really don't know where I've been!

/Thanks!
 
2012-06-09 12:44:34 PM

WhoGAS:
The Tsunami was a natural disaster. The only reason that dock is here is because of NATURE. Even if that dock had been a log, a bit of coral or another bit of natural flotsam we'd have the same problem. Are you saying that we're bigger and better than nature? The world's lived a long time just fine without us humans poking at it and it'll be here a long time after we're gone. We're just a catalyst for the next and more highly evolved species to happen.


Environmentalists are reactionary nutjobs who are afraid of change.
 
2012-06-09 12:44:51 PM

Snarfangel: Oregonians always greet foreign invaders with fire or high explosives.


We just can't allow whales and such to just wander up the beach.

Ya gots to blowed it up.
 
2012-06-09 12:45:27 PM

Mister Peejay: [www.japantimes.co.jp image 350x525]

WHAT THE FARK IS THAT


A face hugger. Good thing they blasted it with fire.

www.entertainmentearth.com
 
2012-06-09 12:46:45 PM

WhoGAS: utah dude: i just favorite-d you.

I hope you used protection; you really don't know where I've been!

/Thanks!


i'll merely integrate your retroviri into my genome and treat the euks- and prokarys- as immune-challenges..
 
2012-06-09 12:48:30 PM

RibbyK: Mister Peejay: [www.japantimes.co.jp image 350x525]

WHAT THE FARK IS THAT

A face hugger. Good thing they blasted it with fire.

[www.entertainmentearth.com image 500x500]


where can i buy one of these? my tarantula died. :(
 
2012-06-09 12:48:53 PM
That shiat is probably a delicacy in Japan...Sells in vending machines for $ thousands!
 
2012-06-09 12:49:56 PM

Turbo Cojones: That shiat is probably a delicacy in Japan...Sells in vending machines for $ thousands!


they wrap it in rice and hello kitty women's panties, first.
 
2012-06-09 12:51:45 PM

Mister Peejay: [www.japantimes.co.jp image 350x525]

WHAT THE FARK IS THAT


th09.deviantart.net

A barnacle, of course.
 
2012-06-09 12:51:58 PM
So they saw weed and sparked up? Farking burners.
 
2012-06-09 12:56:57 PM

WhoGAS: utah dude: what? those species are already here, there... boats. it's one ocean. if u flew them on a 747 and dumped them into boston harbor it might be a different issue or used nuke to complete link the atlantic and pacific along the panama canal route... but ... you know what... u get imbalance then nature balances out after awhile. homeostasis. complex nonlinear systems. life finds a way. these environmental freaks are just looking for jobs. that flamethrower would be better used cooking soup for the homeless.

Yeah...I agree but not just from this point of view.

The Tsunami was a natural disaster. The only reason that dock is here is because of NATURE. Even if that dock had been a log, a bit of coral or another bit of natural flotsam we'd have the same problem. Are you saying that we're bigger and better than nature? The world's lived a long time just fine without us humans poking at it and it'll be here a long time after we're gone. We're just a catalyst for the next and more highly evolved species to happen.


The boll weevil was nature too.
 
2012-06-09 12:57:32 PM
Stupid. If the barge made it here, so did those species - even if they just fell off the barge along the way.
 
2012-06-09 12:58:38 PM

Walker: I'm sure none of those invasive species could have been washed off the pier right before it was beached and are in the water being invasive. Nahhhhh could never happen.


Too late.
 
2012-06-09 01:00:09 PM
"They wrap it in rice and slightly used hello kitty woman's panties, first"

/They mostly come at night, mostly
 
2012-06-09 01:01:17 PM
Tsunami, currents, and wind have been spreading "invasive species" since the beginning of creation. The world will go on; it's human-centric to believe that a particular snapshot of species distribution in our particular time is the way it "should" be.
 
2012-06-09 01:02:35 PM

WhoGAS: We're just a catalyst for the next and more highly evolved species to happen.


Please don't ever use that phrase. It is incredibly misleading and smacks of Lamarckism. Thank you.
 
2012-06-09 01:04:25 PM
All the time yelling "Remember Pearl Harbor!"
 
2012-06-09 01:14:13 PM

Nick Nostril: So they saw weed and sparked up? Farking burners.


It is Oregon after all.
 
2012-06-09 01:14:43 PM
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2012-06-09 01:15:02 PM
I keep wondering if they are going to flip the dock over and clean the underside. Better yet, how?
 
2012-06-09 01:22:45 PM

Walker: I'm sure none of those invasive species could have been washed off the pier right before it was beached and are in the water being invasive. Nahhhhh could never happen.


Andulamb: Yeah, unless this procedure is performed on every single ship and boat that crosses the Pacific, I don't see how sterilizing this one piece of junk is going to make any difference.

Furthermore, this isn't the first earthquake that has sent debris across the Pacific.

In other words, this isn't the first time something has crossed the Pacific.


...

So many of these.

Just like the TSA is just security theater, this is just environmental theater.

That dock was floating in the local water for a while. Lots of critters could have fallen or jumped off anywhere along the way. eggs and larvae are often microscopic and can not be seen with the eyes.

And how many were scraped off as it went up on the shore?

Yeah, a waste of time.
 
2012-06-09 01:23:40 PM
We couldn't get anything cool like Godzillas carcass, no we get some crappy dock that everyone flocks to and the local news runs the story 24/7.
 
2012-06-09 01:29:26 PM
does that violate the dock's 7 year, 2000 part bumper-to-bumper warranty? where does the minidisk go?
 
2012-06-09 01:30:14 PM
i'm impressed with the Harley container remaining buoyant. somebody built the living crap out of that project.
 
2012-06-09 01:32:40 PM
Brought to you by the Oregon Department of "I know EXACTLY how to clean up this dead whale"

Link
 
2012-06-09 01:47:17 PM

neurothing: Brought to you by the Oregon Department of "I know EXACTLY how to clean up this dead whale"

Link


The Highway Dept did that one.
 
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