A nuclear reactor in Japan was forced to shut down due to infiltration of enormous swarms of jellyfish near the power plant.
A similar incident was also reported recently in Israel when millions of jellyfish clogged down the sea-water cooling system of a power plant located there.
Such massive invasions of the species have scientists are trying to figure out the reason behind such unusual growing trends.
"The several [power plant] incidents that happened recently aren't enough to indicate a global pattern. They certainly could be coincidental," Monty Graham, a jellyfish biologist and senior marine scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab off the Gulf Coast of Alabama stating, told LiveScience.
Recent studies have found out that jellyfish blooming occurs mostly during the summer and spring months.
Monday, July 11, 2011
10 responses to "Millions of jellyfish invade nuclear reactors in Japan and Israel"
To all peta: Some jellyfish live forever, infact they are the key to being immortal. Anyway, in the last 10 years they have reproduced in massive waves and are estimated to have stung to death half of reef dwelling species etc. They are monsters, they can not feel pain and repeat the youth procress. We need to destroy them...