Dread Cthulhu stirs… and other fishy goodness

Looks like we may have dodged the bullet and the stars are still not right, as the east coast of the States saw very strange high tides durign the start of the summer, but fortunately they are now ebbing away…

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/07/hightides/

Ona nother note I see some really interesting research being released on the effects of ocean life on the oceanic water column.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/07/jellyfish/

 

This is great stuff and may see a quantum leap in how we perceive the effects of living creatures on the seas. Maybe Organic oceanography is not that far away as a subject. Having studied a bit of chemical and physical oceanography meself I’d see it as an exciting step..but then I just don’t get out much at the moment!

Finally something that might put us at risk from either ol squid face or some other bottom dwelling  thing from beyond the stars..

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/07/nankai/

This is the sort of science I think we should avoid. i can still remember the rumors of soviet scientists looking at creating earthquakes on sea floors as a military application, back in the 80’s.

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5 Responses to “Dread Cthulhu stirs… and other fishy goodness”

  1. Dr Yobbo Says:

    Massive doubts over the jellyfish ‘butterfly effect’. Surely the vectors would be all over the place and the net effect would be nil. Unless marine animals only ever swim in parallel fields.

  2. chazfh Says:

    Dr Y it seemed strange to me but there is a nice symetry to it, don’t you think?

  3. Therbs Says:

    Its the sub-eating giant squid I’m worried about. And Godzilla.

  4. Guru Bob Says:

    Have you read this book?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swarm_(novel)

    Sounds right up your alley…

  5. chazfh Says:

    How cool is that book? Also i note that ‘The Road’ has finished filming and is due for realse…

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