Jellyfish blooms: are populations increasing globally in response to changing ocean conditions?

  title={Jellyfish blooms: are populations increasing globally in response to changing ocean conditions?},
  author={C. Mills},
  • C. Mills
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • By the pulsed nature of their life cycles, gelatinous zooplankton come and go seasonally, giving rise in even the most undisturbed circumstances to summer blooms. Even holoplanktonic species like ctenophores increase in number in the spring or summer when planktonic food is available in greater abundance. Beyond that basic life cycle-driven seasonal change in numbers, several other kinds of events appear to be increasing the numbers of jellies present in some ecosystems. Over recent decades… CONTINUE READING
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