A Real Jellyfish Burger

When Daniel Pauly first began talking about jellyfish burgers, he did so as an absurd metaphor. I blogged about it and, with the help of Sherman Lai, made this rudimentary burger:

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Then, we upped the jellyfish burger ante when digital artist Dave Beck and I made this fancier version:

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Meanwhile, jellyfish are on the rise everywhere and this summer the jumbo Nomura jellyfish are likely to again invade Japan.

And, on the flip side, jellyfish are now being made into all sorts of things, including, most recently, burgers. This Japanese website, translated by a friend who reads Japanese, is talking about a burger patty made from local beef, pork and finely chopped dried jellyfish, topped with bacon, cheese and egg (sunny side up):

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Available for the special price of 550 yen! He also wrote:

It's a part of the city of Sasebo's effort to cash in on the fame of Dr. Shimomura (2008 Nobel Prize Laureate for his work on jellyfish flourescent protein) who spent some of his childhood in the city (its renewed aquarium will have the biggest "jellyfish symphony dome" in Japan). Prior to this jellyfish boom, its main claim to fame was that it host a U.S. navy base (not a reputation you want to have in Japan) and a Dutch-theme amusement park that went bust so I think it's expecting big things from jellyfish.

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Spongebob Squarepants says you are supposed to have peanut butter with your jellyfish sandwiches.

And you can finish your meal with Jellyfish ice cream, if you live in Yamagata Prefecture.

How come you aren't blogging about Worm and Hillborn's new finding is Science that all the hand waving and doom and gloom about there being no seafood left in the world because of overfishing was incorrect!

Seriously, how in good conscious do you say things like this "Meanwhile, jellyfish are on the rise everywhere and this summer the jumbo Nomura jellyfish are likely to again invade Japan."

Let me present an alternative hypothesis that has nothing to do with overfishing or environmental degradation: 1) Giant jellyfish are not active navigators able to invade a country - rather they are passive gelatinous zooplankton 2) Changing ocean currents since 2005 in and around Japan have caused these Giant jellyfish, which normally occur offshore in the same numbers to show up off the coast of Japan.

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Er. I'm wondering what "jim" meant when he wrote, "hand waving and doom and gloom"? Speaking of mixed metaphors. Anyway, speaking of being so afraid as to be in denial: Let's all start enjoying jellyfish now, if at all possible.

If you'd told someone 150 years ago that lobster would become a highly desired gastronomical delight, and not for the faint of wallet, either, they would have laughed at you. It was poor people food, if at all. So things change and we change things. There's no mystery to it. Mmm jellyfish salad sandwiches!

"The planet? We're not saving the planet. We're saving ourselves (maybe!).. The planet will go on, one way or another, with or without us, as it always has." -Dr. Winston O' Boogie

Seriously, how in good conscious do you say things like this "Meanwhile, jellyfish are on the rise everywhere and this summer the jumbo Nomura jellyfish are likely to again invade Japan."

Let me present an alternative hypothesis that has nothing to do with overfishing or environmental degradation: 1) Giant jellyfish are not active navigators able to invade a country - rather they are passive gelatinous zooplankton 2) Changing ocean currents since 2005 in and around Japan have caused these Giant jellyfish, which normally occur offshore in the same numbers to show up off the coast of Japan.