Pink Jellyfish Make A Return To Philippine Beaches

Freediver in wetsuit neoprene swim in the sea with jellyfish
Freediver in wetsuit neoprene swim in the sea with jellyfish

Pink Jellyfish in the Philippines, which are otherwise known as tomato jellyfish, have made a stunning comeback at various beaches around the diving hot spot of Palawan.

The creatures have been a rare occurrence recently, but with the beaches deserted due to the COVID-19 lockdown, they are making their way into the shallows in their thousands.

The lockdown is proving even more of a boon for the jellyfish since locals on lockdown are not able to go out and harvest them. While it’s great to see wildlife making a strong comeback, it can lead to problems. If the numbers get out of hand, they will start clogging up local fishermen’s nets.

In 1999, the creatures caused a power outage at a Manila power plant where over 50 truckloads of the animals had to be removed.