Laboratory and In Situ Investigations of Factors Affecting the Growth and Survivorship of the Scyphozoan Jellyfish Aurelia sp1

@inproceedings{Cawood2012LaboratoryAI,
  title={Laboratory and In Situ Investigations of Factors Affecting the Growth and Survivorship of the Scyphozoan Jellyfish Aurelia sp1},
  author={Alison Cawood},
  year={2012}
}
Jellyfish blooms and their effects on ecosystems and humans are sources of increasing concern. In this dissertation, I examine the conditions to which the bloom- forming jellyfish Aurelia sp1 are exposed in San Diego embayments and perform laboratory experiments to explore the tolerances of polyps, ephyrae, and juvenile medusae to environmentally relevant changes in salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved organic matter (DOM). In Mission Bay, Aurelia sp1 polyps were present year-round from… CONTINUE READING