Are Jellyfish Taking Over the World?

Jellyfish

Wow, I have never really thought about this questions. A great tidbit for the Science Class. I am learning more about the Arctic Ocean and these pelagic creatures everyday. Jellyfish are not the first critters you think about in the Arctic. But there are a lot of them. The continental shelf is very large off the western coast of Alaska. And Discover Magazine has and article about how these simple creatures may be increasing in number.

There are also some incredible photos in the Nikon Micro photography Gallery at Discover Magazine.

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  1. Yes, the continental shelf is very large out here. I was out there this past fall in a fishing boat with some of the Yupik people from here in Kongiganak. We rode in that boat for two days, all around the mouth of the Kuskokwim, over by Quinhagak, etc. I don’t think we ever went over about 20 feet of water.

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