Friday, September 6, 2013

Well this is terrifying

From the Arctic to the equator and on to the Antarctic, jellyfish plagues (or blooms, as they’re technically known) are on the increase. Even sober scientists are now talking of the jellification of the oceans. And the term is more than a mere turn of phrase. Off southern Africa, jellyfish have become so abundant that they have formed a sort of curtain of death, “a stingy-slimy killing field,” as Gershwin puts it, that covers over 30,000 square miles.
-Tim Flannery's review of Lisa-ann Gershwin's new book, 'Stung!'. Things are happening in the ocean to change life as we know it. Sigh.

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