Tough regulations work

Over the last three or more decades in an effort to conserve the fisheries of Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico regulations have been put in place that restricted the catch of many species. Even after these restrictions were put in place the prognosis for their full recovery was not as bright as some may have wanted.
Since the Gulf of Mexico is only one part of a much larger planetary resource if might be helpful to look at the big picture to put ourselves in context.

Stingers can come in purple and mauve

In the biological world not being seen is most species preferred mode of life. The lower down the evolutionary scale a species is the less this seems to matter.
Pelagia noctiluca a jellyfish found primarily in Bermuda and warm temperate waters is now on the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. This species is also called the purple striped jelly and the mauve stinger.