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An invasion of thousands of blue jellyfish clogged up the cooling system of a power plant in Israel – and even threatened to suspend production.

The power plant, which is located in the city of Ashkelon, which is on the coast some 15 miles north of the Gaza Strip, uses seawater to cool its systems, but it became blocked after thousands of the jellyfish were pulled into the works.

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Photo credit: Israel Electric Company/Shemi Bitan

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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