The five best times jellyfish shut down power plants
Jellyfish shut down a nuclear power plant in Sweden this week, which you’d think might be big news, except that jellyfish shut down nuclear plants a LOT. “Jellyfish clogs are a recurring problem,” say the New York Times. “Mr. Osterberg noted that the plant had a similar episode in 2005.”
It’s taken decades, but the jellyfish have perfected this guerrilla protest technique. It’s not clear if they’ve coordinated with Greenpeace, or other groups. But Grist can report that terrorist jellyfish actions have increased in size and frequency.
1937: Jellyfish shut down a power plant in Australia. It takes them awhile to realize what they can do with this power. They spend years clogging up, but not stopping, the filters in Japanese power plants, before finally making their move.
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