Wednesday, October 3, 2007

When Climate Change Gives You Giant Jellyfish, Make Jellyfish Juice

Climate change has warmed the waters off Japan, and millions of gigantic (450 lb.) jellyfish have migrated to those warmer waters. An entrepreneurial Japanese guy, Fukuda Kaneo "Jellyfish Fukuda", saw an opportunity: he has created a whole industry of jellyfish derived products, from drinks to snacks to make-up. He's filed some kind of bizarre patent for processed jellyfish with the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Japanese fishermen are less sanguine about the sudden jellyfish explosion: the jellyfish clog up their fishing nets.

We'll see if Jellyfish Fukuda is still happy when a giant mutant jellyfish rises from the sea and destroys Tokyo.