August 11, 2022

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See | An amazing swarm of jellyfish was captured on video

Fascinating aerial footage shows a large swarm of jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel.

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The footage was filmed by the country’s maritime authorities who were inspecting the waters of Haifa Bay last Thursday.

Screenshot | Reuters

Their boat was literally surrounded by invertebrates.

According to the organization, pollution and climate change are increasing the intensity of swarms of these marine animals.

Screenshot | Reuters

“So since the 1980s we’ve seen these jellyfish coming to our shores in greater numbers. Every year the water is getting warmer because of global warming, and you’re seeing more jellyfish. They’re coming from the Red Sea into the Mediterranean, and they’re doing real damage here. They’re competing with local fish for food, and Power plants and desalination plants get trapped. They spill, so people have to stay away from the beaches during summer, the busiest season,” Guy Lavian told Reuters.

Screenshot | Reuters

The issue is also complicated by the Suez Canal, a 150-year-old man-made Egyptian canal that allowed invasive species to travel from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, where there are currently 17 species of jellyfish, not most of them. poisonous

Agricultural fertilizer spills on the seashore also act as food for jellyfish.

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