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(Tampa Bay Online)   Fishnado:Gulfstream G-IV jet from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration taken down by a ...... fish strike   (tbo.com) divider line 23
    More: Florida, MacDill Air Force Base, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Air Force Base, Alaska Airlines  
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2014-03-05 09:03:18 AM  
9-inch Sheepshead....that's not legal.
 
2014-03-05 10:03:48 AM  
FTFA: At peak times, MacDill officials say they see "meat tornadoes" of birds hovering over the base

"Meat Tornado" is my next band name.
 
2014-03-05 10:08:12 AM  
Florida Tag leans back from the Fark state tag table; looks at cards; then smugly goes 'all in.'
 
2014-03-05 10:09:00 AM  

Fubegra: FTFA: At peak times, MacDill officials say they see "meat tornadoes" of birds hovering over the base

"Meat Tornado" is my next band name.


You might have some legal issues, that was my Step Mom's legal nickname
 
2014-03-05 10:09:53 AM  
The list includes categories for yellow-bellied sapsuckers, red-footed boobys, Baltimore orioles and even burros, moose and horse.

yellow-bellied sapsuckers
yellow-bellied sapsuckers
yellow-bellied sapsuckers

I swear I heard my grandfather call people this many times.
 
2014-03-05 10:10:30 AM  

Fubegra: FTFA: At peak times, MacDill officials say they see "meat tornadoes" of birds hovering over the base

"Meat Tornado" is my next band name.


Somebody already, kinda sorta beat you too it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_Tornado
 
2014-03-05 10:12:10 AM  

UberDave: 9-inch Sheepshead....that's not legal.


Yuck. Toss that chum back in the drink.
 
2014-03-05 10:12:17 AM  
Are you telling me I can still flummox this thing with something I bought at Radio Shack?
 
2014-03-05 10:14:47 AM  

Fubegra: FTFA: At peak times, MacDill officials say they see "meat tornadoes" of birds hovering over the base

"Meat Tornado" is my next band name.


"Meat Tornado" is my nickname for my junk.
 
2014-03-05 10:32:15 AM  
I bet the fish is the only one smart enough to know how to keep NOAA officials from flying around in a taxpayer funded $30+ million jet. Let's see, I now know we have at least two $30+Million Gulfstream jets flying around (Nancy Pelosi had the government buy her one so she wouldn't have to stop for fuel on her way to and from Washington!) No wonder government is hiring so many people. I want a government job so I can have my own Gulfstream too!!!
 
2014-03-05 10:34:11 AM  

UberDave: 9-inch Sheepshead....that's not legal.


So it was an illegal eagle that dropped it?
 
2014-03-05 10:45:48 AM  
And they probably spent $50k or so getting the DNA results, (A)because we can, and (B)we can probably now declare another war on this fish for terrorism against the government!!.
 
2014-03-05 10:47:53 AM  
So watch out, Putin, it's first the fish, Then the Ruskies!!!
 
2014-03-05 10:56:15 AM  

Barfalo: And they probably spent $50k or so getting the DNA results, (A)because we can, and (B)we can probably now declare another war on this fish for terrorism against the government!!.


Lulz, dna sampling is down to around $200, this isn't the 1980's anymore (and even then it would have been in the low thousands, dna polymerase, a centrifuge, and some gel aren't that expensive, it was mostly the techs time that added to the cost and automation has brought that way down).

As to the G-IV, it's used by NOAA to drop GPS dropsones to track Atlantic water conditions to help in hurricane forecasting.
 
2014-03-05 11:11:39 AM  
OK, let's get this out of the way.
www.hoax-slayer.com
 
2014-03-05 11:31:38 AM  

UberDave: 9-inch Sheepshead....that's not legal.


It was for the eagle.
 
2014-03-05 11:47:55 AM  
Lew Zealand wanted for questioning
 
2014-03-05 12:06:42 PM  
The first time i caught a sheepshead the teeth freaked me out.

This is not 'shopped:
blogs.scientificamerican.com
 
2014-03-05 12:48:25 PM  
"Fish, you say? BAH!"

cdn.ph.upi.com
 
2014-03-05 12:55:10 PM  
shiat, i didn't even know there was a fish union!
 
2014-03-05 01:13:28 PM  

robodog: Barfalo: And they probably spent $50k or so getting the DNA results, (A)because we can, and (B)we can probably now declare another war on this fish for terrorism against the government!!.

Lulz, dna sampling is down to around $200, this isn't the 1980's anymore (and even then it would have been in the low thousands, dna polymerase, a centrifuge, and some gel aren't that expensive, it was mostly the techs time that added to the cost and automation has brought that way down).

As to the G-IV, it's used by NOAA to drop GPS dropsones to track Atlantic water conditions to help in hurricane forecasting.


I would like to see the total costs for recovering the evidence, sending it to the lab, the lab work, examining data and results and writing the reports. I'd bet it's closer to the $50k. And as far as using the G-IV for dropping sones, isn't that kind of like mowing you're grass with a Rolls Royce.
 
2014-03-05 08:05:21 PM  

Barfalo: robodog: Barfalo: And they probably spent $50k or so getting the DNA results, (A)because we can, and (B)we can probably now declare another war on this fish for terrorism against the government!!.

Lulz, dna sampling is down to around $200, this isn't the 1980's anymore (and even then it would have been in the low thousands, dna polymerase, a centrifuge, and some gel aren't that expensive, it was mostly the techs time that added to the cost and automation has brought that way down).

As to the G-IV, it's used by NOAA to drop GPS dropsones to track Atlantic water conditions to help in hurricane forecasting.

I would like to see the total costs for recovering the evidence, sending it to the lab, the lab work, examining data and results and writing the reports. I'd bet it's closer to the $50k. And as far as using the G-IV for dropping sones, isn't that kind of like mowing you're grass with a Rolls Royce.


I have some experience with this, having worked on a military airfield and dealing with the occasional birdstrike:

Cost of recovering evidence: Hourly rate of wildlife control person to take swabs from plane. So, pretty much zero added cost, because you're paying that person anyway. They just had to get up from their desk and go out to the ramp.

Materials: A few Q-tips and a baggie

Analysis and reporting: Already budgeted for at the Smithsonian ID lab. Seriously, their purpose in life is doing ID from snarge (the blood and guts left on airplanes when they hit birds and other wildlife). The person that ran the lab, last I knew, was Carla Dove...always thought that was somewhat funny because most of their work is dealing with birds.

Anyway, this stuff is already budgeted for, and believe it or not, they do THE SAME THING AT THE SAME LAB when a passenger jet  hits something at a commercial airport. Tracking these things, especially when dealing with birds, is some pretty valuable information that helps in preventing future incidents.

As far as the G-IV goes, they also use it to do atmospheric samples through columns of air. The Gulfstream can drop them from 45,000 feet. Your 'lawnmower' doesn't even get up that high, nor does it have the range to fly out to the middle of the ocean, took around for a couple of hours, and fly back.
 
2014-03-06 03:53:28 AM  
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Wanted for questioning.
 
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