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Jellyfish invasion in the Mediterranean

As temperatures rise, jellyfish are invading the Mediterranean. The tentacled invaders are causing problems for the North African fishing and tourism industry. Researchers are looking for a solution.

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In Tunisia, researchers, the government and those in the fishing industry are desperately looking for a solution. The species causing the most problems are those not native to the Mediterranean Sea. Many tourists are turned off by the prospect of encountering jellyfish on the beach. An EU project comprising Mediterranean countries is working together with Tunisia to finding a long-term solution.