So You Want to Join a Jellyfish Gang?
August 1, 2014 § 64 Comments
I’ve noticed something this summer: There’s never just a single jellyfish on the beach. Either you see none, or you see a whole bunch. The obvious conclusion to be drawn from this is that jellyfish travel in gangs.
It makes sense, if you think about it. The ocean is a big place, and it would be easy to feel lost and lonely if you weren’t a part of something bigger than yourself. Regular fish can be a bit cliquish, what with their elitist “schools” and such. Maybe jellyfish just want to feel like they belong to something.
And maybe you do, too. But before you go and sign up to join a jellyfish gang, there are some things you should know.
And that’s science.*
(* It is not science.)
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