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November 23, 2007

Attack of the Killer Jellyfish

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The only salmon farm in Northern Ireland has lost its entire population of more than 100,000 fish, worth some $2 million, to a spectacular jellyfish attack, its owners said Wednesday. Via: MSNBC LINK

Until the last decade, Pelagia Nocticula, also known as the Mauve Stinger, had rarely been spotted so far north in British or Irish waters, and scientists cite this as evidence of global warming. 

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