Preface: Jellyfish blooms: interactions with humans and fisheries

  title={Preface: Jellyfish blooms: interactions with humans and fisheries},
  author={Hermes W. Mianz{\'a}n and Jennifer E. Purcell and Jessica R. Frost},
There is a general impression that jellyfish and other gelatinous organisms are increasing in number. Media, TV, and newspapers contribute to this impression. So are increases in jelly populations real, or is this phenomenon just a biased perception? Answering this question is a difficult task because jelly populations normally fluctuate enormously, being everywhere some years, and impossible to find in others. It is also true that occasional swarms of great density have a notorious effect on… CONTINUE READING