• Question: Do Humans harm your habitats??

    Asked by 16ilyas to Lion's Mane Jellyfish, Giant Hogweed on 15 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Giant Hogweed

      Giant Hogweed answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      Well in my case, I’m my own master and humans are slower than I am at spreading and invading territories. I can grow in most places, therefore having a wide habitat throughout Europe. If humans take away one habitat, I find another.

    • Photo: Lion's Mane Jellyfish

      Lion's Mane Jellyfish answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      Humans certainly harm the oceans – whether its overfishing, pollution or rising temperatures and ocean acidification (to name but a few). However, jellyfish seem to be doing really well despite this, unlike most other species. Scientists think this could be because overfishing reduces the number of jellyfish predators, and/or climate change helps them reproduce and spread around the world. All the hard surfaces we’re putting in the ocean (oil rigs, wind turbines etc.) also give the jellyfish more places for their larvae to live!