Summer’s here, but if you’re going to the beach this weekend, you might find swimming increasingly hazardous as jellyfish blooms are becoming more and more common. Lisa-ann Gershwin, the author of Stung!, says the culprit is climate change caused by humans.
Lisa-ann Gershwin, the author of Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Oceans, is director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services. She was awarded a Fulbright in 1998 for her studies on jellyfish blooms and evolution, and she has discovered over 150 new species—including at least 16 types of jellyfish that are highly dangerous, as well as a new species of dolphin—and has written for numerous scientific and popular publications.