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(Daily Star)   Two-week-long summer in Britain could be spoiled this year by manhole-cover sized jellyfish washing up on popular beaches. With pic of what a manhole-cover sized jellyfish looks like, and yeah, that would keep anyone at home   ( dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2014-05-07 01:34:26 PM  
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1: The jelly fish pictured is not a Portuguese man o'war, but a common and harmless species that can be found in any temperate or cold water. They wash up by the millions on the east coast of the US.

2. England is way outside the range of the Portuguese man o'war, which is confined to the tropics.
2014-05-07 02:00:56 PM  
1 vote:
Am I the only one who noticed who horribly written TFA is? No paragraph longer than one sentence, and if you tried to arrange them as a paragraph it isn't cohesive, because there's some BS about dangerous caterpillars, which apparently are more irritating than dangerous anyway, hard to say, but of course they have not a damn thing to do with jellyfish of any kind. Oh, and there's a reference to a picture that wasn't included to round it all out.

As already pointed out, the large fish they discuss aren't the dangerous ones and the dangerous ones aren't large, and no dangerous ones have been seen yet.

Totally freakin' useless and pointless article, and whoever wrote it deserves a slap. Whoever edited it deserves two.
2014-05-07 01:55:00 PM  
1 vote:
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ummmm... what?
2014-05-07 01:49:13 PM  
1 vote:
Cool, I was hoping they would get back together! Maybe they will give Falkner a bit of creative control this time.

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2014-05-07 01:45:04 PM  
1 vote:

Wendy's Chili: At the rate we're dumping carbon into our water, the world's oceans will be one giant jellyfish by the end of the decade.

Then everyone gets a chance to re-enact Finding Nemo. Perfect!

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2014-05-07 01:41:14 PM  
1 vote:
One giant barrel jellyfish has already been washed up at Portland, Dorset.

Fortunately, however, that particular variety proved to be harmless.

Meanwhile, pest controllers are set to unleash a poison cloud to wipe out hordes of dangerous caterpillars.

Well, that story switched gears abruptly. I thought they were going to pump poison in the ocean, and "caterpillars" are what the Brits call jellyfish.
2014-05-07 01:40:47 PM  
1 vote:
Article is misleading.  The headline suggests that a type of jellyfish that is giant and poisonous is washing up on shores, but go on to state that the giant jellyfish are harmless, and the poisonous ones are Portuguese Man o' War, which apparently are showing up at rates unchanged.  So, the headline should read "Giant but Harmless Jellyfish Visiting British Beaches this Summer"

Not familiar with British Tabloids.  Is the British Star sensationalistic like the American version?
2014-05-07 01:30:26 PM  
1 vote:

CruJones: Dozens of ghostly pale Brits will have to stay away from the frigid waters now

If enough show up it might be enough to scare away the jellyfish.
2014-05-07 01:29:10 PM  
1 vote:
Dozens of ghostly pale Brits will have to stay away from the frigid waters now
2014-05-07 11:40:58 AM  
1 vote:
"I'd pick it up with a stick and fling it at my sister. "
                       - 8 year old Tr0mBoNe
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