Reblog: How time-poor scientists inadvertently made it seem like the world was overrun with jellyfish

Moon jellies (Aurelia sp.) Source: Wikimedia

A very interesting article on how jellyfish might not be taking over the world, even if the idea did:

When is a jellyfish plague not (necessarily) a jellyfish plague? When time-poor scientists selectively cite the literature to make it look like the oceans are flooded with jellies – even when it’s far from clear that they really are.

What does scientists being in a rush have to do with jellyfish populations? Let’s start from the beginning. [Full article at:: The Conversation]



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