Jellyfish, With Numbers Increasing From Warming Waters and Pollution, Force Shutdown of Power Plants.
Expert: Sustained explosion in the population of jellyfish throughout
the world's oceans has the potential to be "quite catastrophic."
From the page: "They have no backbone and their slimey bodies are made up of more than 90 per cent water but they threaten to turn beaches into no-go zones within two decades.
A digger clears away jellyfish after they blocked the water supply to a power plant in Hadera, Israel. (Photo: AFP) Huge amounts of jellyfish have forced the shutdown of nuclear power plants in Japan, already hit
by the earthquake and tsunami, Scotland and a coal-powered plant in Israel in the past few weeks.
And a sustained explosion in the population of jellyfish throughout the world's oceans has the potential to be "quite catastrophic" if it is not checked, said jellyfish expert Dr Jamie Seymour from James Cook
University in Queensland." [Thank you, Ausearth.]