Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beware of the "Glob"

Perhaps there is a more sinister reason for the beaching squid. There have been reports of beached squid all along the West Coast. Today, in Alaska, there was a report of a mysterious glob. Yes, a glob. It's a mysterious organism that seems to have blackish gooeness and hair. Yes, "hairy strands". Perhaps this "glob" is responsible for the squid feeling that it's just time to give up the ghost. Perhaps this "glob" has been bullying the squid and the squid just could not take it any longer.

"A mysterious glob of unknown material up to 12 miles long has appeared off Alaska's northern coast. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer says, "It's certainly biological. It's definitely not an oil product of any kind." "From the air it looks brownish with some sheen, but when you get close and put it up on the ice and in the bucket, it's kind of blackish stuff ... (and) has hairy strands on it." -- Source Here

Or perhaps it is just an ocean inversion that is moving some of the deep ocean creatures toward the surface. Harvard

Regardless of the cause, beware of the "glob". There are reports that gulls have been pulled out of the gooey mess and all that was left were the bones and feathers.

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