Why The Jellyfish?
Jellyfish are a profoundly powerful symbol for the declining health of our world's oceans. They are known as an indicator species, meaning changes in their populations represent greater changes in the ecosystem. Around the world today, jellyfish are thriving in record numbers. This is not good. It's happening due to the relentless overfishing of their predators, as well as an increase in ocean temperature and acidity. It's not that jellyfish are the problem necessarily, but their increased presence is a warning sign that something is out of balance in the oceans.