Peanut Butter and Jellyfish Sandwiches? I Wish.

Studies show that Jellyfish blooms are becoming more and more frequent worldwide. East Asia has been particularly hard hit. Jellyfish already take a heavy toll on society with stings killing dozens of people each year—far more than shark attacks. Some scientist say they are the most dangerous marine creature in the world. FACT: The box jellyfish is especially lethal — A victim can die within 3 minutes of being stung. Everything from fouling fishing nets, killing farmed fish, closing down popular beaches, and clogging cooling intakes at coastal power plants has put Jellyfish up there with the worst of them. And now, global warming, overfishing for certain species and the ever increasing marine dead zones caused by toxic waste, etc… are “opening up more ecological space” for these slimy creatures.

Just asked anyone who visited the Outer Banks beaches last summer during what was considered one of the worst jellyfish invasions in our area and I’m sure they’ll agree that it was quite a problem. Now if we can just figure a way to incorporate jellyfish into our day-to-day diet, we would would be on our way to solving this crazy problem.

This information was taken from Outer Banks Common Ground
Science Magazine Dec. 10, 2010.
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BrentGrowing up as a kid in Virginia Beach, Brent has always been surrounded by water. Sailing, surfing, fishing and skateboarding were his passions and foundation that drew him near the ocean. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication Arts & Design. Having worked at several companies in Richmond as an Art Director, and living away from the ocean for about 10 years, he and his wife decided to make the move back East with their sights on the Outer Banks. With surfing being his favorite hobby, the Outer Banks was a perfect fit. In 2005, Brent headed back to a more familiar and welcoming beach community and now lives in Kill Devil Hills with his wife and 3 daughters. Brent has run a Graphic Design business (BN Design & Advertising) for over 15 years. Complimenting his Design business during the day, Brent is also a musician and plays gigs regularly on the Outer Banks and is also a board member of the Surfrider Foundation, Outer Banks Chapter.View all posts by Brent →

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