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Jellyfish protein as animal food

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There are billions of tons of jellyfish in your planet's oceans. They are 95% water, 4.5% protein, and a few minerals.

So far, this resource has not been exploited.

BorgCo is designing a purpose-built jellyfish harvesting vessel.

The vessel uses a pipe to suck up huge volumes of seawater, based on subsurface sensors, and deposits it in a large tank. A separation process returns all non-jellyfish sea life to its starting point via another pipe.

The jellyfish are then diced, completely dried using solar energy, then powdered. The resultant powder, having been treated to neutralize any toxins, is used as a food supplement for pigs, resulting in increased production of bacon.

8th of 7, Oct 29 2016

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       //A separation process returns all non-jellyfish sea life to its starting point..   

       You're just making free aquatic rides for dolphins. And whales. And swimmers.
not_morrison_rm, Oct 29 2016

       I wonder how turbulent water needs to be before a jellyfish is simply shredded into blobs.
Cuit_au_Four, Oct 29 2016

       Pigs fed on jellyfish..... I'm certain some equivalent of mad cow disease will follow, but of no risk to me as I do not eat any meat products. I leave this sort of muck consumption to the smelly hordes that make up the intellectually diminished lesser beings we superiors peer down on with pity in our hearts.
xenzag, Oct 29 2016

       // smelly hordes// If you had ever spent any significant amount of time in a confined space with a vegetarian, you would reconsider that statement.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 29 2016

       This could be background color in a near future scifi: because of x and y the oceans have switched and are dominated almost completely by jellyfish. Life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
bungston, Oct 30 2016

       // food supplement for pigs//   

       Some marine organisms collect the nematocysts (stinging cells) from jellyfish and use them for their own defence. If this were to be repeated, we might end up with killer stinging pigs.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 30 2016

       Pigs equipped with stinging octopus style tentacles would make useful guards for places like prisons, or American schools.
xenzag, Oct 30 2016

       // And swimmers. //   

       Swimmers are not actually natural sea life, so would be minced, dried and added to the product.   

       // we might end up with killer stinging pigs //   

       ... or if nothing else, a movie script to pitch to potential backers.   

       // background color in a near future scifi //   

       Yes, we had a shade of green in mind ... Soylent Green ...   

       // Life gives you lemons, make lemonade. //   

       Life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in people's eyes and run away laughing.   

       // Pigs equipped with stinging octopus style tentacles //   


       "Four legs good, eight tentacles better" ... ?   

8th of 7, Oct 30 2016

       Orwell? Oinkwell.
xenzag, Oct 30 2016

       "Oh my god...Soylent green is... broccolli!"
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 01 2016

       Okay, so I'm a sort of vegetarian. I don't eat anything that has a face. Do jellyfish have faces?
blissmiss, Nov 01 2016

       //Do jellyfish have faces?// No, they don't even have faeces - they only have one orifice.   

       You may also be pleased to know that, anatomically, the heads of birds and fish are derived from the embryonic cells that, in mammals, create the anus*. Therefore, chickens and tuna don't have faces and you're free to feast upon them.   

       (*Placeholder for Trump joke.)
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 01 2016

       Technically everything has a face, if it is simply defined as its outer surface area...
RayfordSteele, Nov 01 2016

       Ok, will define "face" for those who would have this become far more complicated than need be. A face: two eyes, a nose, a mouth. A face. Duh done.
blissmiss, Nov 01 2016

       Well that's just bring speciesist!   

       Won't anyone think of the poor Cylopsians?   


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