Blooming Jellyfish off Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts
Crown jellyfish, Meeru Island, Maldives. Photo source: ©© Sleepychinchilla
A study examining over 50 years of jellyfish data by an international team, with the participation of the Balearic Oceanography Centre of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) has confirmed an increase in the size and intensity of proliferations of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca, particularely along Spanish coasts.
There are several complex reasons for this, over-fishing and the current increase in sea water temperatures…