New research confirms what we already knew: There is a global explosion in jellyfish populations. Sensible people attribute this phenomenon to overfishing of predator species and warming seas. We also believe in the Universal Jellyfish Mind, but that's a topic for another day. The current rate of species extinction is the most rapid since dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago. Scientists estimate we are currently losing species at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times the natural extinction background rate. Dozens of species you don't notice are disappearing every day..
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