Still looking for the perfect Hallowe’en costume for your pet turle? Look no further!
via Cute Overload
I know Jon previously wrote about the swarms giant jellyfish that invade the seas around Japan, but I found a few incredible photographs I though I’d share. These huge nomura’s jellyfish can grow up to 2m (6 ft 7 in) in diameter and weigh up to 200kgs (440 lbs). In the past year, numbers of these jelly fish have increased one hundred times. To reduce the numbers of these huge jellyfish the government of Japan has formed a committee. One solution: eat them.
Photos via Pagents Progress
Florida may be known as the Sunshine State, but to many it’s the Fishing Capitol of the World, and the statistics back up their claims. According to a 2001 “National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation”, Florida boasts a wide range of #1 ranked fishing related statistics. For instance, Florida is home to over 3.1 million anglers (#2 – California 2.4M) and not only do they spend over $2.5 billion dollars a year on equipment, but the overall retail sales are over $4 billion (4X the income from the state’s orange crop). That also means that half of the sales in Florida are from people visiting for the purpose of fishing.
The Florida Fishing Blog has more great statistics about Florida fishing and wildlife economy.
Three Mexican fishermen who spent nine months lost at sea, eating raw fish and sea birds, in a beaten fiberglass boat caught something they never dreamed of. Soon after their rescue, their story caught the ears of film-makers and the three men were offered a $3.8 million dollar deal to transform their story into a movie. The deal would give the Atlanta-based company an 8-year exclusive rights deal on merchandise, books, and film, but the deal hasn’t been completed.
“The $3.8 million, they said it could be double that. That is a base. That is still an initial agreement,” Aspericueta, part of a team of federal, state and municipal officials who led the negotiations on the fishermen’s behalf, told Reuters by telephone.
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