Save the Fort Point Jellyfish!

An environmental catastrophe is occurring today in downtown Boston - migrating jellyfish are trapped within Fort Point channel with no apparent means of escape. We need to come to the aid of these jellyfish, who have no way of saving themselves.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Jellyfish in the Media!

It has been a whirlwind week for Jellyfish awareness as our campaign continues to gain momentum. This site, Save the Fort Point Jellyfish, has made it into Google and traffic continues to rise. Also, the plight of the Boston Jellyfish was featured on the 10/23 episode WBAR's show Issues. You can check it out online (they have a podcast!). Thanks Eugene!

We are gearing for November, which as you might know, has been declared Jellyfish Awareness Month. Stay tuned for more promotions to raise Jellyfish awareness and to promote ecological advocacy. Also stay tuned this week for an update to the plight of the Fort Point jellies.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Free the Fort Point Jellyfish!

We have some new pictures of the Fort Point Jellyfish, which are trapped between the Summer and Congress Street bridges by the construction in the channel. It is a precarious Scylla and Charybdis situation, so these jellyfish need to be freed soon.

Jellies near the bridge::

A single jellyfish floating alone:

Jellies trapped by the construction:

Please, someone must do something about this!

Monday, October 17, 2005

What type of Jellyfish are the Fort Point Jellies?

It is unknown at this time what species the Fort Point Jellies belong to. Google searches reveal that there have been Moon Jellyfish in Boston Harbor. Does anyone out there have any idea what kind of jellyfish these gelatinous blobs are?

What you can do:
Write your local representatives and inform them of the situation. Winter will be here soon and if these jellyfish do not move, they will meet a frozen fate. For many years the Boston Harbor has been a symbol of man destroying the environment, but now as it is being revitalized, we cannot stand by and watch these creatures helplessly perish. Saving these jellyfish would be a natural miracle and a symbol of hope for Boston Harbor's marine ecology.

Protect the Children!

The Fort Point Jellies need to be saved not only for their safety, but for the safety of others! The Fort Point Jellyfish have migrated to an area very close to Boston Children's Museum, and present a toxic hazard to any children who swim in Fort Point Channel. The jellyfish need to be moved in order to prevent small children from being stung.

Jellyfish stings can be very painful and in some cases can cause an allergic reaction. We are not doctors here at Save the Fort Point Jellies, so we would refer you to the other websites that explain how to combat the effects of a jellyfish sting.

Save the Fort Point Jellies!

About a week ago, a smack (the word for a group of jellyfish) of jellyfish appeared in Boston's Fort Point Channel, between the Summer Street bridge and the Congress Street bridge. Since then, these jellyfish have not moved, trapped in the channel by massive flooding caused by the 9 days of rain that besieged Boston in the previous week. Jellyfish are normally migratory animals, and it is strange to see a smack of them staying in the same area for a solid week. Something is wrong here, and intervention is needed to save these helpless jellyfish.

The Save the Fort Point Jellies Campaign believes that we must preserve the safety of marine animals in order that future generations can enjoy their presence. Saving the Fort Point Jellies is just one step in preserving our natural ecology.