Jellyfish Blooms: Ecological and Societal Importance

Ecological and Societal Importance : Proceedings of the International Conference on Jellyfish Blooms, Held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, 12-14 January 2000

Jellyfish Blooms: Ecological and Societal Importance

Jellyfish', a group that includes scyphomedusae, hydromedusae, siphonophores and ctenophores, are important zooplankton predatorsthroughout the world's estuaries and oceans. These beautiful creatureshave come to public attention as featured exhibits in aquaria and innews headlines as invaders and as providers of genes used inbiomedical research. Nevertheless, jellyfish are generally consideredto be nuisances because they interfere with human activities bystinging swimmers, clogging power plant intakes and nets of fishermenand fish farms, and competing with fish and eating fish eggs andlarvae. There is concern that environmental changes such as globalwarming, eutrophication, and over-fishing may result in increasedjellyfish populations.The literature reviews and research papers in this volume explore theinteractions between jellyfish and humans. Papers cover the medicalaspects of jellyfish stings, jellyfish as human food and jellyfishfisheries, interactions of jellyfish and fish, effects ofenvironmental changes on jellyfish, effects of introduced ctenophoreson the Black Sea ecosystem, factors causing increases orconcentrations of jellyfish, and others aspects of jellyfish ecology.This is an important reference for students and professional marinebiologists, oceanographers, fishery scientists, and aquarists.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Describes the life cycle, habitat, behavior, and physical structure of the soft-bodied sea animal that has no brain or bones.

The Jellyfish

The Jellyfish

For a creature with no brain and no heart the jellyfish has done remarkably well. They are found from Antarctica to the tropics, in shallow waters or 12,000 feet below the ocean's surface. Students will learn how nature has ensured the survival of the weird and fascinating jellyfish.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

"Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of jellyfish"--Provided by publisher.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Can you find these in the book? bell, tentacles. Get an introduction to jellyfish , including their habitat, diet, and physical features.

Sponges, Jellyfish, and Other Simple Animals

Sponges, Jellyfish, and Other Simple Animals

Introduces the physical characteristics and habitats of invertebrates that live in the ocean, including jellyfish, sponges, and anemones.

Jellyfish Blooms: Causes, Consequences and Recent Advances

Jellyfish Blooms: Causes, Consequences and Recent Advances

Jellyfish form spectacular population blooms and there is compelling evidence that jellyfish blooms are becoming more frequent and widespread. Blooms have enormous ecological, economic, and social impacts. For example, they have been implicated in the decline of commercial fisheries, they block the cooling water intakes of coastal industries and ships, and reduce the amenity of coastal waters for tourists. Blooms may be caused by overfishing, climate change, and coastal pollution, which all affect coastal waters around the world. Jellyfish Blooms: Causes, Consequences and Recent Advances presents reviews and original research articles written by the world’s leading experts on jellyfish. Topics covered include the evolution of jellyfish blooms, the impacts of climate change on jellyfish populations, advances in acoustic and molecular methods used to study jellyfish, the role of jellyfish in food webs and nutrient cycles, and the ecology of the benthic stages of the jellyfish life history. This is a valuable resource for students and professional marine biologists, fisheries scientists, oceanographers, and researchers of climate change.

Jenny Jellyfish

A Tale of Wiggly Jellies

Jenny Jellyfish

A day in the life of Jenny Jellyfish and her friends includes being beached by a storm.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Jellyfish aren't really fish at all! These spineless sea-dwellers use their umbrella-shaped bells to swim, while their long tentacles sting prey. Learn what they eat and how they survive in the big ocean.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

"Text and photographs introduce jellyfish, their physical characteristics including their soft, bell-shaped body and tentacles, and describes their behavior such as their stinging abilities and eating habits."