2017 POST # 30 - 15 NOVEMBER - EVENTS
I almost am embarrassed at having to keep my opinions to myself on this next one, the American scientific and Northwest US population naivete' and worldly ignorance really humiliates me.
For perhaps millions of years, sea creatures that glow have existed, and, they have been known to sailors for thousands of years, especially, well known and documented after 1400 to "world" traveled sailors.
Now, in 2017, Oceanic Researchers, Marine Science Centers, Universities, and the general population in the Pacific Northwest are panic stricken, dumbfounded, and terrorized by the INVASION OF THE SEA PICKLES ! Totally embarassing. Run away ! they are alive ! they glow and are from Japan's nuclear disaster ! WHAT are they ? OMG ! Mutants !
So, as the brain trust here in the Pacific Northwest oceanic region catches up, here is the story:
Anyone who has been to sea in the past 5,000 years will tell you about luminescent sea pickles, jelly fish, sea worms, sea snails, squid, sea snakes (a type of jelly fish) and those ships wake phyto-plankton, that also cause those brilliant blue glowing waves washing ashore at a beach near you.
To not be aware of these things in this educated 21st Century 2017 is a scary thing. but, like flying fish, here in the Ocean intensive Pacific Northwest these glowing sea things are "new" and go beyond into Oceanic Sci-Fi and the alien unknown that has scientists baffled.
These bumpy, translucent organisms look like sea cucumbers that range in size from six inches to more than two feet long. But they’re actually made up of hundreds of tiny animals knit together with tissue into a filter-feeding cylinder, legally called "pyrosomes", and quite common in warm sea waters, where they can reach a length of (reportedly) 30 feet, and they glow in the dark. Their Greek name pyrosome, translates to “fire body,” which tells you they have been in the Mediterranean sea and viewable for thousands of sea-farers years. . . they resemble those Cyalume crush and shake liquid tube lights used for flame-less/battery-less camping and emergencies.