today i learned – thurs 25th apr 2019

jellyfish, what are they actually good for? turns out, preventing you from having power is their thing 😂

#tdil jellyfish shut down nuclear power plants across the world in 2013 😱

who knew ay, jellyfish are the real super villains of the animal kingdom! they’ve set their sights pretty high too … shutting down the world’s nuclear plants!? 🙈

it might sound mad, but this is an actual legit thing that happened in 2013 … nuclear power plants in japan, israel, scotland and sweden were all forced to close down by the pesky critters 😅

but how? i hear you cry 🤔 well, it’s all to do with the little sea goers getting stuck in the filters that draw sea water into the reactors to cool them (totes very important to prevent meltdowns 😳)

you see, the summer of 2013 was super warm … which prompted a sudden and dramatic increase in jellyfish population 🙈 this was a problem 😅

whilst this wouldn’t usually be an issue, it became a problem due to the number of jellyfish that became clogged 😕 it basically meant that the reactors couldn’t cool down 🙈

peace 👍🏻 #tdil

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Dan,
    Thing is, the problem lies with the power stations not the Jellyfish. If they weren’t drawing water from the ocean, which they don’t own actually – they’re part of the world ecosystem, then the Jellyfish wouldn’t get pulled in to their death (I don’t imagine many survived the ordeal).

    As to whether they are good for anything, well no part of nature has to be ‘good’ for anything. They have a right to be here just as much as us – in fact since they don’t screw the planet up like we do they have have more right to be here.

    But going back to my point, ‘good’ for anything is simply a human observation and really means ‘can we use them for our benefit or do they contribute to something that benefits us in some way’.

    I know you’re not really advocating that we’d be better off without Jellyfish if all they are going t do is block up nuclear plant water inlets.

    Just thought I’d add my 2 pence/euros/shillings/cents worth.

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