Obligatory Global Warming Post: Fish Cause IT!

The Commissar has a really interesting article about anti-freeze in the blood stream of "Antarctic Toothfish, a Notothenoid, Dissostichus mawsoni."

The dominant fishes in Antarctic waters, the Notothenioids, contain a natural protein anti-freeze in their bodily fluids. (I wonder if a Notothenioid General Ripper might rant and rave about the “purity and essence of our natural, unfreezing, bodily fluids.”) These antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs) are quite an adaptation, a “beneficial mutation.”

This leads me to wonder: could these fish, when they die, be the major factor in the melting of the Antarctic ice shelves? And, since there are similar fish in the Arctic, there too? Hey, a nature conspiracy for these occurances sounds more plausible then someone driving their SUV around in LA 🙂

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2 Responses to “Obligatory Global Warming Post: Fish Cause IT!”

  1. joated says:

    Sounds reasonable to me. Especially when you add cow and termite farts and tree emissions to the equation.

    Old Lady Gaia may have it in for us.

  2. It’s about as scientific as so many of the alarmist, hysterical reports released in favor of Man made global warming 🙂

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