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(Think Progress)   Maine's lobster bubble is about to burst because of global warming   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 100
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vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-04 02:42:42 PM
I wonder what effect it will have on the cherry harvest.
 
2013-08-04 02:50:37 PM
Lobster Bubbles is the name of my Frank Zappa tribute band.
 
2013-08-04 03:07:36 PM
Now that may be one of the scariest effects of global warming I've heard of.  Lobster is already exorbitantly expensive outside of New England, and it could get even more pricey?

I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.
 
2013-08-04 03:08:46 PM
In truth, if you see a lobster bubble about to burst.  Don't poke it.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-04 03:15:19 PM

TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.


Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!
 
2013-08-04 03:48:14 PM
 

vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.


Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!


i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-04 03:48:55 PM
lh4.ggpht.com
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-04 05:09:51 PM
This is bad news...for my diet.
 
IP
2013-08-04 05:15:21 PM
And I just bought drawn butter futures. Dammit.
 
2013-08-04 05:19:00 PM
It's true guys! ManLobsterPig is real!
 
2013-08-04 05:20:54 PM
Simpsons did it already.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-04 05:20:56 PM
But it wasn't a bubble...it was a bubble lobsta!
 
2013-08-04 05:23:46 PM
Glad you're all amused. Collapse of the lobster fishery would be disastrous.
 
2013-08-04 05:25:15 PM

vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.

Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!


From the Wiki:

"The behaviour of this stick insect is highly unusual for an insect species. The males and females form a bond; the males follow the females and their activities depend on what the female is doing."

So, they're people.
 
2013-08-04 05:26:22 PM
Always a new angle for the fearmongering types. Gotta admire their creativity though ... I guess.
 
2013-08-04 05:27:08 PM
The maine lobster bubble?  Is there a secondary bubble or something?
 
2013-08-04 05:27:55 PM
Main Entry: bubble economy Part of Speech: n Definition: a booming financial situation that is unsustainable due to global warming
 
2013-08-04 05:29:38 PM

Chach: Always a new angle for the fearmongering types. Gotta admire their creativity though ... I guess.


Sooner or later something is going to stick.

It has to!
 
2013-08-04 05:31:09 PM
Well, at least the still have...uh...wait a sec...shoot, I was just thinking of it...Stephen King?  No, I got it, they'll always be the State Most Shaped Like a Mitten (tied with Michigan).  They are a State, right?  Not some sneaky Canadian Province?
 
2013-08-04 05:31:33 PM

vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.

Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!


While we are at it, let's make them 3-4 times larger (more meat), super intelligent (so they can take care of themselves), and give them venom sacs (because fark you humanity).
 
2013-08-04 05:32:28 PM

vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.

Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!


"It's some sort of 'land cow'."
 
2013-08-04 05:37:13 PM

Fark It:  vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.


Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!


Don't forget spock!
because i can't find it small enough too embed...
 
2013-08-04 05:41:25 PM

TomD9938: Chach: Always a new angle for the fearmongering types. Gotta admire their creativity though ... I guess.

Sooner or later something is going to stick.

It has to!


You seem to have gotten stuck in the 50s.
 
2013-08-04 05:41:49 PM

vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.

Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!


Or we could stop eating lobster. It's not like it's a vital component of the human diet.
 
2013-08-04 05:41:52 PM
I have to laugh at all this human stupidity... They fished their fish into local extinction, probably destroying the habitat in the process (trawling destroys the ocean bottom, thus making it very hard for things to come back). In return they got lots and lots of lobster, which they are going to lose to global warming, leaving them with nothing. Global warming, which is the result of the shortsighted actions of basically every industrial country on the planet and nearly every person on the planet. Including me and you.

Humans literally cannot escape their shortsightedness. They can't think decades or generations ahead, and if they try they get bulldozed by a culture that's more rapacious and stupid. We're smart enough to screw ourselves over.
 
2013-08-04 05:42:11 PM
Sitting in Maine feasting on some fresh cooked lobsters right now, so getting a kick out of....
 
2013-08-04 05:43:26 PM

vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.

Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!


I dunno if you could get lobster-sized things capable of supporting themselves on land.  Something to do with the efficiency (or inefficiency) of arthropod respiratory systems and structural integrity of chitinous exoskeletons.  My ladyfriend is better at explaining it.  But it's the reason we don't have Ungoliant-sized spiders.
 
2013-08-04 05:43:46 PM
"Anything above 20º C is extremely stressful for lobsters,"

Oh they're really not going to like it when I get them home...
 
2013-08-04 05:44:28 PM
I'm not sure about science, but maybe this will mean the lobster harvest will move to the coast of Washington County. And then all the salt-sniffing cousin farkers up there get rich.
 
2013-08-04 05:50:04 PM

Strix occidentalis: vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.

Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!

I dunno if you could get lobster-sized things capable of supporting themselves on land.  Something to do with the efficiency (or inefficiency) of arthropod respiratory systems and structural integrity of chitinous exoskeletons.  My ladyfriend is better at explaining it.  But it's the reason we don't have Ungoliant-sized spiders.


How do you explain the coconut crab?

cdn.niketalk.com
 
2013-08-04 05:50:16 PM
In b4 someone posts air temperatures when we're talking about ocean ones.
 
2013-08-04 05:51:27 PM
Lobster bubble?  Who the hell's been giving the lobsters mortgages?
 
2013-08-04 05:58:27 PM

Tillmaster: Glad you're all amused. Collapse of the lobster fishery would be disastrous.


You should see the multiple homicide threads.
 
2013-08-04 06:02:19 PM
Some of the people like eating bugs.

I'm not one of them.
 
2013-08-04 06:05:47 PM

Tillmaster: Glad you're all amused. Collapse of the lobster fishery would be disastrous.


In what way? Locally? Yes, ok I guess I see that, all those lobsterman and the economy surrounding them would be toast.

But nationally? Or globally? I think people would just learn to live without lobsters to eat. So maybe not so much of a disaster as an inconvenience.

/I'd be willing to bet there's a sizeable percentage of the population that's learned how to do that already
 
2013-08-04 06:11:00 PM
While the going has been good, lobstermen have invested in bigger boats

files.tested.com
 
2013-08-04 06:15:27 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Strix occidentalis: vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.

Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!

I dunno if you could get lobster-sized things capable of supporting themselves on land.  Something to do with the efficiency (or inefficiency) of arthropod respiratory systems and structural integrity of chitinous exoskeletons.  My ladyfriend is better at explaining it.  But it's the reason we don't have Ungoliant-sized spiders.

How do you explain the coconut crab?

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You don't explain those. You target them for mortar strikes.
 
2013-08-04 06:21:40 PM

Gyrfalcon: TuteTibiImperes: Strix occidentalis: vpb: TuteTibiImperes: I wonder if it would be possible to develop GMO lobsters that are resistant to shell disease and could be released into the wild to breed with the native stock and spread the resistance.

Or maybe they could develop land lobsters.  The Australians have successfully bred in captivity the Lord Howe Island Tree Lobster.  Yum Yum!

I dunno if you could get lobster-sized things capable of supporting themselves on land.  Something to do with the efficiency (or inefficiency) of arthropod respiratory systems and structural integrity of chitinous exoskeletons.  My ladyfriend is better at explaining it.  But it's the reason we don't have Ungoliant-sized spiders.

How do you explain the coconut crab?

[cdn.niketalk.com image 850x637]

You don't explain those. You target them for mortar strikes.


People keep pretending there's no legitimate use for AR-15s.
 
2013-08-04 06:33:37 PM
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If they ask really nicely we'll let them have some Pacific lobsters which are only about a trillion times better than the nasty assed Atlantic clawed lobster.  Try some next time you're in Hawaii or SoCal at one of lobster pounds there.  You'll never be satisfied with Atlantic lobster again. And yes, those are real lobsters without any hokey forced perspectives like you see with hogzillas.
 
2013-08-04 06:34:40 PM
Hard to believe the stuff used to be for slaves and poor people.
 
2013-08-04 06:37:11 PM
Well, we'll still have crawfish.
 
2013-08-04 06:44:44 PM
This is just a lie told by biologists to get research money. Just as an Exxon executive or one of the Koch brothers or fox news.
 
2013-08-04 06:47:11 PM

Strongbeerrules: Hard to believe the stuff used to be for slaves and poor people.


And commercial brand dog foods as well.

I heard that on FARK, so I can only assume it to be true.
 
2013-08-04 06:50:01 PM

adamatari: I have to laugh at all this human stupidity... They fished their fish into local extinction, probably destroying the habitat in the process (trawling destroys the ocean bottom, thus making it very hard for things to come back). In return they got lots and lots of lobster, which they are going to lose to global warming, leaving them with nothing. Global warming, which is the result of the shortsighted actions of basically every industrial country on the planet and nearly every person on the planet. Including me and you.

Humans literally cannot escape their shortsightedness. They can't think decades or generations ahead, and if they try they get bulldozed by a culture that's more rapacious and stupid. We're smart enough to screw ourselves over.


Hopefully we will someday learn to just put down greedy psychopaths like rabid dogs instead of following them around like stupid sheep.
 
2013-08-04 06:52:21 PM

OscarTamerz: [www.wetwebmedia.com image 200x142]

If they ask really nicely we'll let them have some Pacific lobsters which are only about a trillion times better than the nasty assed Atlantic clawed lobster.  Try some next time you're in Hawaii or SoCal at one of lobster pounds there.  You'll never be satisfied with Atlantic lobster again. And yes, those are real lobsters without any hokey forced perspectives like you see with hogzillas.


Those look like Caribbean Lobsters to me.  They show up in FL when they're in season, and while any lobster is better than no lobster, they can't hold a candle to a good clawed Maine or Canadian lobster.
 
2013-08-04 06:56:41 PM

OscarTamerz: [www.wetwebmedia.com image 200x142]

If they ask really nicely we'll let them have some Pacific lobsters which are only about a trillion times better than the nasty assed Atlantic clawed lobster.  Try some next time you're in Hawaii or SoCal at one of lobster pounds there.  You'll never be satisfied with Atlantic lobster again. And yes, those are real lobsters without any hokey forced perspectives like you see with hogzillas.


not sure if serious. The claws are delicious, and younger lobsters are usually more tender than older, larger ones. Don't get me wrong, Pacific lobsters are delicious, but Atlantic are better.
 
2013-08-04 07:04:10 PM
I didn't finish reading the article but did it mention the that catch limit being lifted and people and companies fishing the hell out of the area? Conservation out the window, catch all you can and when the run dries up blame global warming!  People will cause the end of lobsters but not from global warming.
 
2013-08-04 07:07:47 PM

fusillade762: "Anything above 20º C is extremely stressful for lobsters,"

Oh they're really not going to like it when I get them home...


OK, I was gonna post the 'ba dum tish' pic of a guy on drums, but GIS turned up this

/not safe for...anything, really.
 
2013-08-04 07:08:53 PM

Quackadam: I didn't finish reading the article but did it mention the that catch limit being lifted and people and companies fishing the hell out of the area? Conservation out the window, catch all you can and when the run dries up blame global warming!  People will cause the end of lobsters but not from global warming.


They're saying that the global warming has helped create a glut of lobsters recently, as lobsters prefer the water to be a little warmer than it was, but that if it increases too much it allows for a disease to spread that could easily wipe out almost all of the lobster population.  Apparently they're not being overfished at the moment, there's just a lot more of them than there used to be.
 
2013-08-04 07:19:24 PM
Hogwash, frogwash ands dogwash as usual.

Lobsters have been around for 50+ million years, and will probably be here long after humans are extinct.  They have been over--fished for decades, in 1890 they were so common, it was a law you couldn't serve them to your hired help more than twice a week.  They were considered the trash fish of the ocean.

If the weather warms, they will just move to the north.  Or more likely, just wait till it cools again, as it did in 800  c.e., and 1600 c.e.
 
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