29 Oct '15, 10pm

Exploring the secrets of jellyfish survival. via @TreeHugger

Exploring the secrets of jellyfish survival. via @TreeHugger

Climate change is bad news for many ocean-dwelling creatures, from corals to sea turtles . But for jellyfish, warmer temperatures and more acidic waters don’t seem like such a big deal. In fact, these creatures have survived several massive periods of extinction in the past. So, what’s the secret to their survival in seemingly all conditions? The latest episode KQED’s video series Deep Look explores this question. The fact that jellyfish are highly adaptable to changing oceans isn’t in question, but the idea that jellyfish will take over the ocean is much more speculative. Although it does seem like jellyfish blooms are more common, this perception may be caused in part by more media attention, and more problems associated with blooms—like the highly publicized shut-downs of nuclear reactors caused by swarms of jellying getting sucked into cooling water intake pipes. Some ...

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