Large medusae in surface waters of the Northern California Current: variability in relation to environmental conditions

  title={Large medusae in surface waters of the Northern California Current: variability in relation to environmental conditions},
  author={Cynthia L. Suchman and Richard D. Brodeur and Elizabeth A. Daly and Robert L. Emmett},
Blooms of jellyfish around the world have been correlated with climatic variables related to environmental causes. Sizeable populations of large medusae, primarily Chrysaora fuscescens and Aequorea sp., appear annually in shelf waters of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Previous research has shown that C. fuscescens is abundant seasonally in the inner shelf and exhibits high feeding rates on zooplankton. We examined medusae caught in surface trawls over an 8-year period (2000–2007) using (1… CONTINUE READING
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