Developments in Hydrobiology

Jellyfish Blooms IV

Interactions with humans and fisheries

Editors: Purcell, Jennifer, Mianzan, Hermes, Frost, Jessica R. (Eds.)

  • Fourth and to date the most extensive volume on jellyfish blooms
  • Aims at understanding the dynamics and impacts of jellyfish blooms at a global scale
  • Addresses possible linkage between climate change and jellyfish blooms Looks into causes of jellyfish abundance Focuses on fish–jellyfish interactions, and fisheries
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Jellyfish generally are considered to be nuisances because they interfere with human activities by stinging swimmers, clogging power plant intakes and nets of fishermen, killing fish in aquaculture pens, and being both predators and competitors of fish. There is concern that environmental changes such as global warming, eutrophication, over-fishing, and coastal construction may benefit jellyfish populations. During this past decade following the first Jellyfish Blooms volume, some species have bloomed more frequently, expanded their range, and caused more problems for humans. Mnemiopsis leidyi, the ctenophore that invaded the Black Sea in the 1980s and damaged fisheries, now also blooms in the North, Baltic, and Mediterranean seas. Nemopilema nomurai, a giant Asian jellyfish, has bloomed frequently during this decade, causing severe damage to the Japanese fishing industry. Jellyfish Blooms: Interactions with Humans and Fisheries is the fourth volume in this series. Syntheses and original research articles address the question if jellyfish have increased globally and what factors may have contributed to the abundance of jellyfish. This volume is the most extensive to date, containing papers from all continents (except Antarctica) on scyphozoans, hydrozoans, cubozoans, staurozoans, and ctenophores, and on the fate of jellyfish blooms. This is a key reference for students and professional marine biologists, oceanographers, and fishery scientists and managers. Previously published in Hydrobiologia, vol. 690, 2012​

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Preface: Jellyfish blooms: interactions with humans and fisheries

    Mianzan, Hermes (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Increasing jellyfish populations: trends in Large Marine Ecosystems

    Brotz, Lucas (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Transitions of Mnemiopsis leidyi (Ctenophora: Lobata) from a native to an exotic species: a review

    Costello, J. H. (et al.)

    Pages 21-46

  • Foods of Velella velella (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) in algal rafts and its distribution in Irish seas

    Purcell, Jennifer E. (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

  • Do Staurozoa bloom? A review of stauromedusan population biology

    Miranda, Lucília S. (et al.)

    Pages 57-67

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jellyfish Blooms IV
Book Subtitle
Interactions with humans and fisheries
Editors
  • Jennifer Purcell
  • Hermes Mianzan
  • Jessica R. Frost
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
220
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5316-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5316-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5315-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9552-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 292
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