Reports of jellyfish population booms have led the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation to call for creative ways to reduce their numbers. | Corbis Images

Jellyfish: How to Prune the Blooms

Find out the different ways humans can pitch in to curb growing populations of the 'cockroach of the sea.'

June 3, 2013
9:00 AM EDT
Jellyfish are dried, salted and sold in jars, along with other marine animals like sea cucumbers. | Corbis Images
If we can have chocolate made with bugs, there's no reason to frown at caramel made of jellyfish. | Corbis Images
Mucins extracted from jellyfish could be used for cosmetics and drug production. | Corbis Images
Box jellyfish are small, difficult to spot in the water, and deadly. | Corbis Images
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) were first isolated from the common jellyfish Aequorea victoria. | Nobel Foundation/Press Release
Light-producing cells in jellyfish could also power fuel cells in nano devices. | Corbis Images