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Jesus Christ on a Crutch, Loren, I see you still haven't recovered. Maybe it's time to switch to decaf? From the University of Southampton press release:

"Increased speculation and discrepancies about current and future jellyfish blooms by the media and in climate and science reports formed the motivation for the study."

For example, in the following news item we have the NGO scientist talking up the 'invasion' and a university professor who admits she has no data but 'feels' that temperature increases are to blame.

Jellyfish Plague Blamed on Climate Change
www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0808-02.htm
A plague of jellyfish along Europe's beaches has become the latest environmental hazard to be blamed on global warming....Oceana, which campaigns to protect and restore the world's oceans, attributes the rise in the number of jellyfish to a rise in water temperature because of climate change....After navigating the waters of the Mar Menor, Ricardo Aguilar, the director of research on Oceana's catamaran, said: "We have found jellyfish all over the Mediterranean, but in this area we've seen concentrations of more than 10 jellyfish per square metre. Wherever we look, there is practically nowhere without jellyfish."....

Gianluca Sara, the assistant professor of ecology and marine biology at the University of Palermo, plans to launch a research project on the issue in the autumn. Dr Sara said: "I have no scientific data but, as an observer, there seems to be a huge increase along the Sicilian coast. I feel that temperature increase and over-fishing are related to this though, at the moment, this is only my feeling."

To repeat: "Increased speculation and discrepancies about current and future jellyfish blooms by the media and in climate and science reports"

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