Finally, someone in the mainstream media who gets marine biology.

Experts Agree Giant, Bioengineered Crabs Pose No Threat

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4 Responses to “Finally, someone in the mainstream media who gets marine biology.”

  1. I gotta go with Dr. Goldblum on this one. Especially if he’s wearing glasses when he warns us.

  2. Have you seen Colbert’s segment on Shmeat?

    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/221975/march-17-2009/world-of-nahlej—shmeat

  3. I have. I never miss Colbert if I can help it.

  4. Giant Crabs….and I thought Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni was quite the giant. No need to bioengineer fauna when we don’t even know what else is lurking around without light, down in the deepest depths of the salty water…humans can’t even make sure that the Blue Whale remains alive into the future.

    I agree with Hljóðlegur that the warning by a bespectacled Seth Brundle should be taken seriously. Although Giant Bioengineered Crabs is no walk in the Jurassic Park, you’re gonna need a hell of a big bucket to contain them…

    As for “shmeat”…pardon my French, Sailor words or vulgarous utterances…but I think we, as humans, have already been eating sh*! with our meat for some time now. With scientists and big corporations already creating pharmaceuticals, human biologics, and genetically modified and transgenic food, plants, animals and insects…petri dish pate is not a surprise.

    As for if it looks like a cat, walks like a cat and meows like a cat, then it is a cat, well that reminds me of when I was a kid, after diaper days, when the “Manapua Truck” (something like the “Ice Cream Truck, but different things to eat) would come around the school, and we would buy the manapua (a Chinese food made that consisted of a white doughy bread like edible shell with some sort of meat inside that was always dyed an unnatural red color, that was claimed to be “pork”), because, well it tasted good…but as kids tend to do, jokes or not…the rumors that the meat was not that of animals that oinked, but the meat of an animal that purrs and meows…