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Water-Borne Zombies

Theo Tait: Jellyfish, 6 March 2014

Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean 
by Lisa-Ann Gershwin.
Chicago, 424 pp., £19.50, May 2013, 978 0 226 02010 5
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... candidate than the crab for the part of the doomsday creature on the terminal beach. According to Lisa-Ann Gershwin’s disturbing book, the jellyfish is an ‘angel of death’, a harbinger of ‘planetary doom’ likely to be the ‘last man standing’ in what she describes as our ‘gelatinous future’.Jellyfish are immensely old. From the fossil ...

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