BLOOM, AURELIA AURITA
Finalist Waterhouse Natural History Prize 2018
Jellyfish have survived in Earth's oceans for at least 500 million years. There are over 2000 species which can be found in every ocean around the globe. Recent scientific studies have shown that jellyfish may be benefitting from the ocean's rising temperatures where other species are struggling. Like a canary in a mine, the recent rise in jellfish populations is a strong indicator of the changes occurring in the oceanic ecosystems.