There is breaking news to report in Chesapeake Bay. The jellyfish are missing.
All of the jellyfish are AWOL.
Maggie Sexton’s job is to understand why. She studies jellyfish -- hey, it’s a living -- for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Even she’s miffed. “I’m really surprised that we’re not seeing at least a handful,” she told The Capital.
Like any scientist, Sexton has theories. One: Salt. The Chesapeake, she says, is simply not salty enough right now, with a record low level. Two: winter. Our harsh winter might have slowed down their maturity.
This much is now known: Our jellies are apparently a sensitive lot.
Sexton is hoping they will turn up again soon. Is anyone else?