Monday, January 22, 2018

Mother Nature Strikes Again...!

Just when we think that we have Her figured out a bit, Mother Nature throws us one more curve ball from Her arsenal.

This story , taken from Listverse, is about one of the most interesting puzzles presented to us by nature in quite a while. See if you don't agree.

Purple Slime In Lyngen Fjord

Photo credit: Roger B. Larsen/UIT

In August 2015, fishermen fishing off the coast of Northern Norway began reporting a strange phenomenon in the area. A thick, purple, mucoid slime had appeared almost overnight, covering millions of cubic meters around the Lyngen Fjord.

[2]Experts who investigated the phenomenon likened the texture of the slime to that of margarine and initially believed it to be the remains of dead jellyfish. The slime covered the fish that the fishermen were catching and even messed with their sonar equipment. A fisheries expert said that he had never seen anything like the purple substance in the fjords.

However, now almost three years later, no real confirmation has been given that the slime did indeed come from a type of jellyfish. Therefore, the reason for its existence remains a mystery.

One thing about Nature's mysteries...they can be quite colorful.

Coffee out on the patio again this morning. That's a good thing, right?


Rob said...

I'm trying to visualize how slime would cover "cubic meters". Once I get past that (Idontknow -shrug-...) it is a a pretty different thing.

I wonder how often do we find really "new" things in this world?

HermitJim said...

Hey Rob...
Seems that most of the "new things" have been there for a long time, just waiting for us.
Thanks for stopping by today!

JO said...

Sure is a pretty color. But I don't think I would want to eat the fish covered in it. what could have killed off the jelly fish to make them that color or that many of them to cover that much of and area?

don't if your post just didn't send or my computer wasn't awake the first time I checked in this morning. Blogger has been a real pain for the past 2 weeks. Taking for ever to post comments and I had a heck of a time posting my own blog last night

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Sorry, but the post I had for this morning didn't have the right time on it. I didn't check it as I normally do. Sorry about that!
Thanks for dropping by today, sweetie!

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