August 10, 2022
Huge jellyfish swarms look like polka dots in the Israeli Sea

Huge jellyfish swarms look like polka dots in the Israeli Sea

The jellyfish that travel to Israel are migratory, invasive species.

A mesmerizing aerial video has captured a huge swarm of jellyfish off the coast of Israel. The country’s marine officials were inspecting the waters of Haifa Bay during the annual jellyfish migration last month when its boat ran aground with a mass of tentacled creatures, Times of Israel informed of.

Videos shared by the country’s Parks and Nature Authority show a huge swarm of jellyfish, making the water appear white when viewed from above.

Check out the video below:

The Parks and Nature Authority said pollution and climate change are increasing the intensity of jellyfish swarms. In a press release, officials said many of the things humans are doing, including digging the Suez Canal, polluting the ocean with sewage, climate change and harming jellyfish predators such as sunfish and sea turtles, are helping promote the jellyfish. are doing.

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According to Times of IsraelMost jellyfish that travel to Israel are migratory, invasive species. They originate in the Indian Ocean and are believed to reach the eastern Mediterranean via the Suez Canal. The tentacled creatures are a threat to Israel’s electricity supply because they are sucked into the country’s power station, which uses seawater for cooling.

Jellyfish were among the first inhabitants of the planet. Today they live at every depth in all the seas and oceans of the world. Invertebrates do not have a brain and are 95–98% water. Their tentacles can sting and inject venom into humans, usually resulting in mild to severe discomfort. In some rare cases, their sting can cause extreme pain or even death.

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