j is for jellies and jewfish

On today’s episode, I’m tackling J is for Jellies and Jewfish.

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I’m doing something a little different with the first part of the program, J is for Jellies.

In the first half of the program, I’m diving into all things Jellies—what they are, where you can find them, the top 5 stinging jellies, and possible future uses for these gorgeous otherworldly creatures.

Which leads to the second part program.

Can you imagine a world where Jellyfish are used to cure a rare neurological cancer?

The year is 2035. The place—Texicana, the newly formed territory post-hurricane Ambrosia and the 2025 Big Rise, the catastrophic storm that destroyed the Gulf Coast region. The water is polluted with sulfur, chemical waste, and Jellies, which thrive in the contaminated water. The government is corrupted. BigAg controls the land. Where The Exiles roam the land in search of food, shelter, and solutions to overthrow the government.

Meet twins Trina and Tristin Lewis. Trina is a biologist. Tristin, a chemist. They’re working on a cure for cancer in a privately-owned lab. Until they discover a new protein in the water when collecting Jellyfish for their research.  Before they publish their findings, they are sold out by a traitor in their lab. Will they stay and work with BigAg and The Government? Or will they flee North to a safe territory where they have no resources and no allies, but can continue to develop a new food source that will help feed the distressed growing global population?

Listen to Chapter One from my new work in progress, a dystopian novel, The Fish Thieves. And then let me know what you think. Hit me up on Facebook or Twitter. #thefishthieves

In the J is for Jewfish part of the program, discover when the Jewfish was changed to Goliath Grouper, why conservationists and fishermen disagree about its status, where you can find Goliath Grouper and why you shouldn’t eat it.

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Next up, June 16, K is for Kelp and King Crab.

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