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Huge swarms of jellyfish are making it difficult to swim in the Mediterranean — and they’re there because tuna is disappearing from the sea

  • Menorca is a protected nature reserve whose diverse species of seaweed, fish, and shellfish make it the Mediterranean’s equivalent of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • But while the land on Menorca is protected, the sea around it is plagued by unregulated fishing, tourism, and pollution.
  • According to the Blue Marine Foundation, 90% of fish stocks are overexploited in the Mediterranean, and 90% of large fish have also disappeared from the oceans since 1950.
  • Large fish eat jellyfish, but because most of them are gone the jellyfish population has exploded — making many beaches in the Med unswimmable.
  • Charities are working to preserve marine life in read more >>>

    Source : BusinessInsider.Com





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