Ephyra float up from sea bottom,
Blossoming into adult jellyfish,
Red. Blue. Yellow. Mauve. Purple.
Underwater painters of the sea.

Translucent globes trailing clouds of sting,
Jellies "bio-accumulate" ocean pollutants
Into a fragile slime secreted when they are stressed,
During reproduction and at the time of their death.
Marine scientists are exploring use of jellyfish slime
to clean up the ocean and to reduce
jellyfish populations on the rise.