December 03, 2005

12/5 - Rotten Jellyfish Award Nominee: the Echizen Jellyfish that's eating up China's fisheries

Ever since last summer I've been seeing a lot of people coming to our website by searching the term "echizen jellyfish" (we have a tracking feature that tells us how people found our website). Now I see why that's such a popular term to search -- the Chinese are currently waging war against the giant jellyfish, and this article from The Economist says there are 4 suggested causes for the sudden jellyfish blooms:

1) Increased Coastal Development - providing more surfaces for the sedentary stage of the jellies
2) Coastal Development - nutrient input has increased the jellies' food supply
3) Over-fishing - removal of plankton eating fish has produced more food for jellies
4) Global Warming/Climate Change

Jellyfish and bacteria, that's what you get when the ocean is infeer-eee-ya

Posted by Randy Olson at December 3, 2005 10:13 PM

they should catch it because ti is attacking
poor people and that a lot of money for people
who don't have money.

Posted by: edwin at December 7, 2005 05:15 PM