Millions of Jellyfish Invade Nuclear Reactors in Japan, Israel (PHOTOS)

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A nuclear reactor in Japan was forced to shut down due to infiltration of enormous swarms of jellyfish near the power plant.

A similar incident was also reported recently in Israel when millions of jellyfish clogged down the sea-water cooling system of a power plant.

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Such massive invasions of the species have scientists are trying to figure out the reason behind such unusual growing trends.

The several [power plant] incidents that happened recently aren't enough to indicate a global pattern. They certainly could be coincidental, Monty Graham, a jellyfish biologist and senior marine scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab off the Gulf Coast of Alabama stating, told LiveScience.

Recent studies have found out that jellyfish blooming occurs mostly during the summer and spring months.

Check some amazing visuals of jellyfish infiltrations below:

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Jellyfish Invade Four Nuclear Reactors in Japan, Israel, Scotland

A worker from the Israel Electric Corp. drops a jellyfish into a container at Orot Rabin coal-fired power station on the Mediterranean coast near the central town of Hadera July 5, 2011. Reuters

Jellyfish Invade Four Nuclear Reactors in Japan, Israel, Scotland

A worker from the Israel Electric Corp. looks as jellyfish fall from a filter into a container at Orot Rabin coal-fired power station on the Mediterranean coast near the central town of Hadera July 5, 2011. Reuters

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