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Ouch! Jellyfish Invasion in the Mediterranean

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:

  • increase in "nutrients" (aka ocean pollution);
  • increase in water temperature (aka global warming); and
  • decrease in predators (aka overfishing)

For all of you right-brained people, get a sense of the situation through this new video.

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