ALTHOUGH you might not like the sound of it, it’d be better for the environment if we all started crunching on jellyfish crisps at lunchtime!
A combination of warming ocean temperatures and an overfishing of key predators has meant that the number of jellyfish in our seas has grown massively in recent years.
Huge swarms of them have been known to clog up and shut down power stations, and more people than ever before are getting stung. But what can be done?
Some Italian scientists think they know the answer. “There’s no way to get rid of jellyfish blooms,” Stefano Piraino, one of the scientists, explained, “but it’s worth transforming a problem into an opportunity.”
Stefano is part of GoJelly, a team of researchers looking into how these growing numbers of jellyfish can help humanity.
One way that GoJelly believe that jellyfish can be used, is if we started eating them! They’re already a delicacy in Asia, but we should apparently start eating them over here, too!