If you’ve never felt the stinging sensation of a jellyfish, count yourself lucky. It’s like lemon juice in a paper cut, but longer lasting. The only thing worse than a jellyfish sting is … hundreds of jellyfish stings.
Scientists recently announced a jellyfish bloom on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, and the crew onboard Oceana’s Ranger is witnessing the invasion firsthand.
What’s causing the massive increase? Glad you asked:
- An increase in “nutrients” (aka ocean pollution),
- an increase in water temperature (aka, global warming), and
- a decrease in predators (aka overfishing).
For all of you right-brained people, get a sense of the situation through this new video.