Observation: While I was commercial crabbing in Chilkoot Inlet I notice a lot of jelly fish and they were everywhere in the water. I ask another commercial fisherman if he has seen jelly fish like this and he said he hadn't seen this much jelly fish before. I also notice as it got closer to November there was more dead jelly fish floating around and washing up on shore than the beginning of the month. Luke Williams, Chilkoot Indian Association, Environmental Services
Maclean's, by Kate Lunau - Attack of the jellyfish, "Scientists debate the 'rise of slime' theory - Jellyfish blooms are nothing new: Condon has studied newspaper reports from the turn of the last century, and the Cambrian period (about 500 million years ago) by studying fossils. Researchers still don’t understand what causes a jellyfish bloom, but he says it must be part of their natural cycle."