I felt like jellyfish…
This specimen was drifting in a tank at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
Since I realised I actually don’t know much about jellyfish – besides the horror of getting stung by one! – I called upon Wikipedia 🙂
Did you know that due to overfishing, which is already bad enough as it is, and the increased nutrient supply by land runoff (think: groundwater flow taking excess fertilisers etc. to open sea) the population of jellyfish can expand rapidly?
Now this might not sound too bad, especially in a world where more and more species are getting extinct.
However, it makes it hard for marine ecosystems and fish stocks to re-establish themselves, as jellyfish feed on plankton, fish eggs and… baby fish…
… but they look so innocent… 😉
*end of lesson*