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France: Combating Jellyfish

The ecology of the Mediterranean is changing rapidly. Vast blooms of jellyfish are clogging the coastlines. Severe overfishing has led to favorable breeding conditions for these marine creatures.

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The Mediterranean coasts of Spain, Italy and France are bracing for invasions of jellies. The tourist hub of Cannes has deployed floating yellow booms off its beaches much like the ones used to contain oil spills. Anti-jellyfish nets are an added precaution. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has another idea: simply put the jellyfish on the menu.