That’s a very good question.
A few years ago, a dear friend of mine said to me “jellyfish aren’t even important, all they do is sting and float around” …or something along those lines. The point is, I was shocked to hear this, and I proceeded to write a short (somewhat comical) essay on why jellyfish are, in fact, extremely important to the wellbeing of the earth. My dear friend now loves jellyfish and would never again dare say that a living creature doesn’t matter (around me, at least)!
So, this series is inspired by that fun college memory. And naturally, I decided that jellyfish should be the very first species in this saga. Unfortunately I do not still have that original short essay, but I’ve done my best to rewrite it as authentically as I did when I was 18.
Peace and love,
Oh, and here’s a fun poll!