Distribution and abundance of the American comb jelly ( Mnemiopsis leidyi ) – A rapid invasion to the northern Baltic Sea during 2007

@inproceedings{Lehtiniemi2009DistributionAA,
  title={Distribution and abundance of the American comb jelly ( Mnemiopsis leidyi ) – A rapid invasion to the northern Baltic Sea during 2007},
  author={Maiju Lehtiniemi and Jari-Pekka J. P{\"a}{\"a}kk{\"o}nen and Juha Flinkman and Tarja Katajisto and Elena Gorokhova and Miina and Karjalainen and Satu Viitasalo and H Thony Bj{\"o}rk},
  year={2009}
}
The invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi is expanding its range in the Baltic Sea. It was observed in the Landsort Deep in March 2007 and in the western part of the Gulf of Finland, Åland and Bothnian Seas in August 2007. In September the abundances were several times higher in the Gulf of Finland and the Åland Sea than in August, maximum abundances being 694 ind m, and densities 24 ind m. In December M. leidyi was observed also in the eastern Gulf of Finland at low abundances. Eggs and newly… CONTINUE READING

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