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evon
08-26-2017, 07:49 PM
Anybody have any idea what these are? The local scientists are baffled..


The gel clumps are about one meter in diameter. Have you seen one of them?

http://forskning.no/hav-og-fiske-sjodyr-naturvitenskap/2017/08/hva-er-de-megastore-geleklumpene-i-havet

Very interesting stuff actually, just hope they are not creatures that are malicious towards humans..

PS: the English translation via Chrome is hilarious.. :heh:

JohnHowellsTyrfro
08-26-2017, 08:12 PM
Anybody have any idea what these are? The local scientists are baffled..



http://forskning.no/hav-og-fiske-sjodyr-naturvitenskap/2017/08/hva-er-de-megastore-geleklumpene-i-havet

Very interesting stuff actually, just hope they are not creatures that are malicious towards humans..

PS: the English translation via Chrome is hilarious.. :heh:

You probably have to be British and old to get this one. :)

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Seriously a few years ago I found some of this stuff (below) in the Autumn. It's called Star Jelly and there are all sorts of wild theories about what it can be. Some people believe it is frog spawn which dries out and then absorbs moisture and expands later in the year. John


https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjwp5uk2vXVAhWIIsAKHZlrCvkQFggoMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftvblogs.nationalgeographic.com%2F 2010%2F06%2F01%2Fspace-jelly%2F&usg=AFQjCNEfR83YINv6kt0gRgAh9zFR0oYi6g

corner
08-26-2017, 08:12 PM
Very interesting stuff actually, just hope they are not creatures that are malicious towards humans..

PS: the English translation via Chrome is hilarious.. :heh:Kraken (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken) eggs?! :eek:

evon
08-26-2017, 08:17 PM
You probably have to be British and old to get this one. :)

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Seriously a few years ago I found some of this stuff (below) in the Autumn. It's called Star Jelly and there are all sorts of wild theories about what it can be. Some people believe it is frog spawn which dries out and then absorbs moisture and expands later in the year. John


https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjwp5uk2vXVAhWIIsAKHZlrCvkQFggoMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftvblogs.nationalgeographic.com%2F 2010%2F06%2F01%2Fspace-jelly%2F&usg=AFQjCNEfR83YINv6kt0gRgAh9zFR0oYi6g

Could be a number of things (a failed alien invasion perhaps :bounce: ) , but I dont think it is related to the giant "eggs". I think they could be a type of giant squid eggs or perhaps a type of jellyfish..

Saetro
08-27-2017, 02:39 AM
You probably have to be British and old to get this one. :)

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Seriously frightening!

And the annual Festival No.6 is held in September.

I am so glad you mentioned this, John, as it sent me looking up one related thing after another.
It has long been a mystery to me as to what the TV series "Secret Agent" was.
Turns out in the Antipodes we received the titled-for-USA version of Danger Man.
I can still whistle the theme.

JohnHowellsTyrfro
08-27-2017, 05:27 AM
Seriously frightening!

And the annual Festival No.6 is held in September.

I am so glad you mentioned this, John, as it sent me looking up one related thing after another.
It has long been a mystery to me as to what the TV series "Secret Agent" was.
Turns out in the Antipodes we received the titled-for-USA version of Danger Man.
I can still whistle the theme.

Just to clarify for people who may be scratching their heads about the photo, the giant rolling balls which chased people featured in the cult British TV series " The Prisoner" starring Patrick McGoohan. :) He was also in "Danger Man" and younger people may know him as King Edward I (Longshanks) in the film "Braveheart".
If those are eggs, I don't think I would want to meet Mum. John

Kale
08-28-2017, 04:51 AM
I saw this one on TV recently. It was something really mundane; regular old squid eggs I'm pretty sure.

Robert1
08-28-2017, 04:59 AM
Oh dear, Nessie's eggs floated off again! :biggrin1:

evon
08-28-2017, 09:05 AM
I saw this one on TV recently. It was something really mundane; regular old squid eggs I'm pretty sure.


Since the experts here in Norway are not sure I am pretty sure it is not regular squid eggs at 1 meter i diameter, but one theory is that it is eggs from giant squid..

Kale
08-30-2017, 04:55 PM
Since the experts here in Norway are not sure I am pretty sure it is not regular squid eggs at 1 meter i diameter, but one theory is that it is eggs from giant squid..

The massive size is due to a small amount of a chemical released by the animal that turns the water into a gel, forming a protective sac for the eggs.

GoldenHind
08-30-2017, 05:10 PM
You probably have to be British and old to get this one. :)

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Or American and old. "The Prisoner" was quite popular here as well when it was shown in the 60's and it developed an almost cult like following. Be seeing you.

evon
08-30-2017, 05:16 PM
The massive size is due to a small amount of a chemical released by the animal that turns the water into a gel, forming a protective sac for the eggs.

Article in English: http://sciencenordic.com/what-are-these-gigantic-balls-jelly-sea

Kale
08-31-2017, 05:32 PM
Here is a picture of a squid with its egg case. These eggs look a little more densely packed; probably a different type, but it gets the point across.

https://www.sciencefriday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/gonatus-brooding-2.jpg

JohnHowellsTyrfro
08-31-2017, 08:28 PM
Or American and old. "The Prisoner" was quite popular here as well when it was shown in the 60's and it developed an almost cult like following. Be seeing you.

"I am not a number" ;) John

evon
09-02-2017, 09:36 AM
Same story, this time featured in the state media NRK:
https://www.nrk.no/hordaland/na-vil-forskerne-finne-svaret-pa-_geleball-mysteriet_-1.13669207

David Mc
09-02-2017, 08:36 PM
A helpful National Geographic article from 2015: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150806-mysterious-squid-eggs-ocean-animals-science/