Postmortem Jellyfish Attack!

– – There aren’t many organisms that can continue to inflict harm upon you after death; jellyfish are one of them that can!

A dead jellyfish struck back from beyond at a New Hampshire beach earlier this week, stinging about 150 swimmers from beyond this mortal veil.  The offender was a 50-pound lion’s mane jellyfish “about the size of a turkey platter,” according to one official.  The jellyfish was killed by a lifeguard, but the gelatinous remains then were washed ashore, stinging swimmers as they went.

Nine children were taken to the hospital over concerns that they would have a bad allergic reaction, but no one was seriously injured.  Jellyfish attacks are on the increase due to climate change, decreased competition for food due to overfishing, and nutrient-rich waters caused by pollution such as runoff from farms…




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3 Comments on “Postmortem Jellyfish Attack!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Sounds a lot like the plot of one of Sir ADC’s lesser-known stories: “The Adventure of the Lion’s Head.” One of the few cases _not_ personally chronicled by Dr. Watson!

  2. carycomic Says:

    As to global warming? I agree: something must be done before it’s too late. Because, I definitely don’t want to live in a world where men walk around, 24/7, wearing white Gilligan hats, Hawaiian shirts, Bermuda shorts, and black socks with matching loafers!

    *Insert Macaulay Culkin impersonation of Edward Munch painting here.*


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