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Are jellyfish increasing in world's oceans?

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:47 pm

Are jellyfish increasing in world's oceans?
2 February 2012, 6:32 am

A global study has questioned claims that jellyfish are increasing worldwide. Blooms, or proliferation, of jellyfish have shown a substantial, visible impact on coastal populations -- clogged nets for fishermen, stinging waters for tourists, even choked intake lines for power plants -- and recent media reports have created a perception that the world's oceans are experiencing increases in jellyfish due to human activities such as global warming and overharvesting of fish. Now, a new global and collaborative study questions claims that jellyfish are increasing worldwide and suggests claims are not supported with any hard evidence or scientific analyses to date.

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