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Author Topic: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice  (Read 600 times)

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voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« on: August 07, 2017, 05:01:24 am »
A guy in Australia had his feet bloodied by what doctors think is something called sea lice.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/07/tiny-meat-loving-marine-creatures-eat-teenagers-legs-at-melbourne-beach
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Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 05:40:05 am »
This goes into the "I thought I've seen everything" category.

I always thought an outdoor lifestyle would be cool, living in a tent somewhere or a log cabin. Now I have to revise my attitude due to the totality of evidence. I will take AC and running hot water and fast food.

The nature is just a wild beast that will terminate you in a nanosecond. I get tired of nature in about 48 hours - as the most I can take.
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Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 09:48:03 am »
Apparently they are significant pests in fish farms:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_louse#Fish_farming

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In October, 2012, The grocery chain Sobeys pulled whole Atlantic salmon from 84 store locations in the Canadian Maritimes after concerns were raised over sea lice.

In 2017 Salmon prices in Norway increased by 15% over a 3 month period because of a Sea Lice outbreak.
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Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 10:06:36 am »
We all know that Australia is the land where every biome harbors death for humans

Oi Oi Oi, we're toxic.

Now put some shrimp on the barbie, mate!
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Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 08:05:01 pm »
O/T but I really don't get why the Lord almighty created such nuisance. That and the tapeworm that can only live in human eyes.

Just some various theological nuances I contemplate about.
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Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 03:41:01 am »
O/T but I really don't get why the Lord almighty created such nuisance. That and the tapeworm that can only live in human eyes.

Just some various theological nuances I contemplate about.

IMO the Lord Almighty is Nature.  These things evolved to exploit a niche which they did better than anything else.  Now if I could only find a niche to exploit...   :-X
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Re: voracious carnivorous australian sea lice
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 07:02:59 am »
Now if I could only find a niche to exploit...   :-X

Do what I do.

Emulate the sea lice.

Find a client and feast on a foot or a leg.

Eventually they'll scrape you off but at least you'll get a few blood meals out of it.
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