Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 8 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Sci Tech    H4'ed 6/10/09

Jellyfish Population Explodes on Land and Sea!

By       (Page 2 of 3 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page.     (# of views)   6 comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Meryl Ann Butler
Become a Fan
  (83 fans)

Dr. Robert C. Reynolds Jr., head of the Dept. of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, found it hard to believe the results of their findings, so he evaluated the study. He replicated some of their tests as well as their statistics. To his surprise, he obtained the same results.

Dr. Reynolds is now deceased, but President of BLT Research Team Nancy Talbott said that "in discussing his results, Dr. Reynolds stated that 'the changes in the clay minerals in the soil of the crop circles would have required geological pressure (equal to that of mountains pressing down on sediments) or heat in the range of 600-800 degrees Celcius for many hours. Either one of which would have decimated the fields, which clearly did not happen.”

Dr. Reynolds concluded, “We must be dealing with an energy unknown to science.” (


Image by Unknown Owner)   Details   DMCA

Karen Alexander, a crop circle-expert, noted, “We have seen butterfly and bird patterns in the past, but this is the first jellyfish crop circle in the world. It is absolutely huge, three times the size of most patterns.”

And it seems to mirror the expansionist activities of jellyfish around the world.

(Image by Unknown Owner)   Details   DMCA

According to Science Daily, “New research led by CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship and University of Queensland scientist, Dr. Anthony Richardson, and colleagues at the University of Miami, Swansea University, and the University of the Western Cape, present convincing evidence that the global ’jellyfish joyride’ is associated with over-fishing and excess nutrients from fertilizers and sewage.”

(Image by Unknown Owner)   Details   DMCA

Dr. Richardson and his colleagues’ new research, entitled The jellyfish joyride: causes, consequences and management responses to a more gelatinous future, is the cover story in the current issue of the international journal; Trends in Ecology and Evolution, the highest-cited journal in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The paper states that human-induced stresses of overfishing, eutrophication, climate change, translocation and habitat modification appear to be promoting jellyfish blooms to the detriment of other marine organisms.

In summary, Dr. Richardson recommends, “managing the marine environment in a holistic way.”

Perhaps that is the wordless message from the crop circles, too.


The author wishes to thank Alex Champion for sharing his information on the jellyfish blooms and the crop circles. 


Next Page  1  |  2  |  3


Rate It | View Ratings

Meryl Ann Butler Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Bizarre Theft of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski's Miracle Cancer Cure

Mysterious Bayou Sinkhole Continues to Cave In: Radiation, Hydrocarbons Detected

Relentless Bayou Corne Sinkhole Nearly 30 Times Original Size (UPDATED with Cave-In Video)

Sex, Love, and Jesus: A Few Surprises in the Easter Basket

2012: Armageddon or Quantum Leap? Gregg Braden's Answer-Fractal Time

California Fire Update: Station Fire 1:30 pm, Pacific Time 8-28-09