Developments in Hydrobiology

Jellyfish Blooms: New Problems and Solutions

Editors: Purcell, Jennifer E., Angel, Dror L. (Eds.)

  • Features the most-up-to-date research on jellyfish by leading scientists
  • Details new methods to study jellyfish population dynamics and impacts
  • Presents the most recent techniques to study jellyfish stinging
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The first Jellyfish Blooms volume was published in 2001. Since that time, reports of human problems with jellyfish, as well as public and scientific awareness of the importance of jellyfish in coastal waters have increased dramatically. At the same time, the severity of the many complex environmental problems in the global ocean and awareness of those problems also has increased dramatically. The accelerating degradation of the oceans from over-harvesting of commercial species, eutrophication, decreased oxygen, climate change, and species introductions may be promoting the expanding problems with jellyfish.

Jellyfish Blooms: New Problems and Solutions is the third volume in this series. Syntheses and original research articles provide an identification key for the ephyrae of 18 common scyphozoan species, document the Mediterranean-wide bloom of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi, and address the direct effects of ocean acidification on jellyfish for the first time. The influence of climate change on jellyfish blooms is covered in several papers. New methods are presented for large-scale estimation of scyphomedusan occurrence with the Continuous Plankton Recorder and trophic effects as estimated by respiration. Moreover, novel approaches are described for study of medusan toxicity. This is a key reference for students and professional marine biologists, oceanographers, and fishery scientists and managers

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Preface

    Purcell, Jennifer E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Identification key for young ephyrae: a first step for early detection of jellyfish blooms

    Straehler-Pohl, I. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Blooms of the invasive ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi, span the Mediterranean Sea in 2009

    Fuentes, Verónica L. (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Effects of pH on asexual reproduction and statolith formation of the scyphozoan, Aurelia labiata

    Winans, Amanda K. (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Effects of low salinity on settlement and strobilation of scyphozoa (Cnidaria): Is the lion’s mane Cyanea capillata (L.) able to reproduce in the brackish Baltic Sea?

    Holst, Sabine (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jellyfish Blooms: New Problems and Solutions
Editors
  • Jennifer E. Purcell
  • Dror L. Angel
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
212
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9541-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9541-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9540-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9282-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 234
Additional Information
Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 645 (2009)
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