Spain is moving to protect its precious tourist beaches from an onslaught of jellyfish. Spain plans to scour coastal waters to scoop up the creatures before they can reach the beaches and vacationing swimmers.
Why all the jellyfish? One cause is the exhaustion of red tuna stocks, a key jellyfish predator, due to overfishing. Another is a lack of rainfall preventing the usual flow of fresh water into coastal regions that once kept jellyfish well offshore.