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Upside-down jellies find way back to Kaohsiung

By Hung Chen-hung and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writerKaohsiung’s Marine Wetlands Park in the city’s Linyuan District (林園) yesterday announced that upside-down jellyfish, once the main attraction of its coastal lagoons, have returned. The upside-down jellyfish did not appear in the park’s lagoons between 2016 and last year because industrial waste was dumped into the lagoons, park officials said. However, industrial pollution drove away the jellyfish and caused a drastic drop in the number of visitors, the park said. January and February are the creatures’ breeding season and the best period for observing the jellyfish, Su added. Outside the park, jellyfish have also been spotted in ditches in the district’s Gangpu (港埔) and Shanwei (汕尾) areas and there have been sightings of sea anemones, Su said.

Source: Taipei Times January 12, 2018 15:56 UTC