As Jellyfish Bloom, So Do Appetites Overseas

December 18, 2014 1:53 PM

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As Jellyfish Bloom, So Do Appetites Overseas

It's no secret that climate change is a problem for ocean dwellers. Coral reefs are suffering, mollusks are losing their skeletons and fish really don't like it hot. The seas are changing. Yet for one gelatinous creature, the deader the oceans get, the better.

Enter the jellyfish: slimy, entrancing, dangerous and prolific. Over the past few decades, a trifecta of human activities has helped the creature's populations boom -- overfishing has removed their natural predators, fertilizer runoff has created low oxygen "dead zones" where they thrive, and acidif...

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