PBS NewsHour

In the increasingly damaged sea, one animal is thriving

Clip: 08/03/2016 | 6m 52s

Climate change, overfishing and pollution would naturally seem harmful for marine life. But one group of animals appears to be thriving: jellyfish. The blob-like creatures reproduce rapidly in higher temperatures and can prosper in waters tainted by human activity, such as the Gulf of Mexico’s oxygen-depleted “dead-zone.” Plus, declining fish populations mean reduced competition for food.

Aired: 08/03/16

Rating: NR

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