Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

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Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

Postby Gord » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:30 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/648375 ... yfish.html

A 10-ton fishing boat has been sunk by gigantic jellyfish off eastern Japan.

The trawler, the Diasan Shinsho-maru, capsized off Chiba`as its three-man crew was trying to haul in a net containing dozens of huge Nomura's jellyfish.

Each of the jellyfish can weigh up to 200 kg and waters around Japan have been inundated with the creatures this year.

The crew was even "thrown into the water."

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Postby idoubtit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:26 pm

There are no good details to this story but, what, did the weight when hauling it in tip it over? Why wouldn't the net or the winch break first. Or, why wouldn't they release the net. How big was the thing? I'm not picturing this. Need more details.

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Re: Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

Postby OlegTheBatty » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:45 pm

idoubtit wrote:There are no good details to this story but, what, did the weight when hauling it in tip it over? Why wouldn't the net or the winch break first. Or, why wouldn't they release the net. How big was the thing? I'm not picturing this. Need more details.


Probably the weight. Sort of like this. (Scroll down).

They wouldn't have wanted to lose the net or the catch, so they likely pushed their luck too far.
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Re: Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

Postby busterggi » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:02 am

Thanks Oleg, I needed that!

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Re: Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

Postby Gord » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:46 am

Let's turn to a trustable source: China Daily! :lol:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/life/2009- ... 908547.htm

Hiroshima University Professor Shinichi Ue told Yomiuri: "The arrival is inevitable. A huge jellyfish typhoon will hit the country."

Oh no, run!!
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Re: Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

Postby Gord » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:54 am

And in Norsk: http://www.nettavisen.no/nyheter/article2747143.ece

Nomura-maneten lever i japansk farvann og kan bli to meter i diameter og veie opp mot 200 kilo, skriver The Guardian.

Let's see if my three-month course in Norwegian, which I took 20 years ago, enables me to translate this stuff: "Nomura-jellyfish live in Japanese 'farvann' and can grow to two meters in diameter and weight up to 200 kilos, writes The Guardian." (I think 'farvann' must mean 'waters'.)
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Re: Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

Postby tkrawforQ3Kn4 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:25 am

Yeah, that's one I'd have to see in order to believe.
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Re: Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

Postby velby » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:01 am

Well actually I've heard of REALLY big jellyfish in the sea but I sincerely douct it would try to attack anything bigger than a herring. Jellyfish aren't really the aggressive type of animal, they're more into floating.


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