Jellyfish Blooms: A Disruptive Overabundance of Water-Balloon Animals

Jellyfish: we can’t predict where and when they’ll appear, we can’t anticipate where they’ll go, and they can shut down an aircraft carrier. Tamar Stelling looks at these amazingly resilient sacks of goo.

via Science vs. the Jellyfish! (Hint: the Jellyfish Are Winning) — Longreads

My reading of the situation is that we need to step up our game on preventing over-fishing, and replenish the ocean’s population of creatures that actually eat these floating bits of fruit pith. I would bet serious money that global warming also has something to do with it.

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