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Mysterious 'blobs' near Norway are full of squid mucus and embryos, study finds
.livescience.com ^ | By Brandon Specktor -

Posted on 04/05/2021 6:11:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Nearly 100 similar blob sightings have been reported around Norway and the Mediterranean Sea since 1985, but the mysterious gelatinous masses have always evaded classification. Now, thanks to a year-long citizen science campaign and a new DNA analysis, researchers have finally identified the blobs as the rarely-seen egg sacs of a common squid called Illex coindetii.

According to a new study, published March 30 in the journal Scientific Reports, each blob may contain hundreds of thousands of teensy squid eggs, encased in a bubble of slowly disintegrating mucus. Remarkably, while scientists have known about I. coindetii for more than 180 years and have observed the species widely around the Mediterranean and both sides of the Atlantic, this is the first time they have identified the squid's egg sacs in the wild, the researchers wrote.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; cryptozoology; jellojigglers; norway; squid; sushi
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1 posted on 04/05/2021 6:11:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Jerry Nadler family reunion?


2 posted on 04/05/2021 6:14:04 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve never seen a squid with a cold.


3 posted on 04/05/2021 6:14:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Lean on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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To: BenLurkin

β€œteensy”

Thou shalt follow the Science!

/sarc


4 posted on 04/05/2021 6:14:35 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism. )
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To: Texas Eagle

bttt


5 posted on 04/05/2021 6:15:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Our soon-to-be Squid Overlords have arrived. I welcome them if they replace Biden/Harris.


6 posted on 04/05/2021 6:16:38 AM PDT by BBQToadRibs2
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To: fishtank

“’teensy’ - Thou shalt follow the Science!”

LOL! First laugh of the day. Thanks! :)


7 posted on 04/05/2021 6:16:49 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set. )
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To: BenLurkin

Your link is all messed up.


8 posted on 04/05/2021 6:22:45 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (No matter what, resist and stop the agenda of blow bidet and hairass the whore)
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To: BenLurkin

Link is bad. Could you post the source link?


9 posted on 04/05/2021 6:22:47 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: BenLurkin

I had a mysterious blob once.


10 posted on 04/05/2021 6:23:02 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: BenLurkin

Soon to appear on QVC, the new rejuvenating face cleansing wash made with I. coindetii squid egg sacs. If you don’t use it on your face, you can make a refreshing smoothy for you morning health drink.


11 posted on 04/05/2021 6:23:21 AM PDT by jonrick46 ( Leftnicks chase illusions of motherships at the end of the pier.)
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To: BenLurkin

I was able to construct the good link:

https://www.livescience.com/gelatinous-blob-squid-egg-mystery-solved.html


12 posted on 04/05/2021 6:23:59 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (No matter what, resist and stop the agenda of blow bidet and hairass the whore)
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To: FreedomPoster

https://www.livescience.com/gelatinous-blob-squid-egg-mystery-solved.html


13 posted on 04/05/2021 6:24:20 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (No matter what, resist and stop the agenda of blow bidet and hairass the whore)
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To: freedumb2003
Thanks.

Anyone else reminded of The Rover from The Prisoner TV series starring Patrick McGoohan?


14 posted on 04/05/2021 6:30:48 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Texas Eagle
"Nearly 100 similar blob sightings have been reported around Norway.."

We've got 'em here too!

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15 posted on 04/05/2021 6:54:36 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: BenLurkin

More examples of “settled science”. Scientists have known about this stuff for 180 years and couldn’t identify it??


16 posted on 04/05/2021 6:56:43 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Bonemaker
Bryozoroa ?
17 posted on 04/05/2021 6:57:29 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Bonemaker

Gah! Would it kill you to give a brotha a little warning!?


18 posted on 04/05/2021 7:00:22 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Darksheare

:-)


19 posted on 04/05/2021 7:09:52 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: BenLurkin

Crap! Now the frigging’ squid virus? Better get to work on a new vaccine. πŸ™πŸ’‰πŸ˜·


20 posted on 04/05/2021 7:13:40 AM PDT by rktman (Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this?)
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