Jellyfish Blooms

Editors: Pitt, Kylie A., Lucas, Cathy H. (Eds.)

  • A balanced and objective overview of the positive and negative ecological and societal impacts of jellyfish
  • Written and critiqued by many of the world’s leading experts on jellyfish
  • Brings together case studies  from around the world
  • First book exploring the science behind jellyfish blooms
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About this book

Jellyfish are one of the most conspicuous animals in our oceans and are renowned for their propensity to form spectacular blooms. The unique features of the biology and ecology of jellyfish that enable them to bloom also make them successful invasive species and, in a few places around the world, jellyfish have become problematic. As man increasingly populates the world’s coastlines, interactions between humans and jellyfish are rising, often to the detriment of coastal-based industries such as tourism, fishing and power generation.   However we must not lose sight of the fact that jellyfish have been forming blooms in the oceans for at least 500 million years, and are an essential component of normal, healthy ocean ecosystems. Here many of the world’s leading jellyfish experts explore the science behind jellyfish blooms. We examine the unique features of jellyfish biology and ecology that cause populations to ‘bloom and bust’, and, using case studies, we show why jellyfish are important to coastal and ocean ecosystem function. We outline strategies coastal managers can use to mitigate the effects of blooms on coastal industries thereby enabling humans to coexist with these fascinating creatures. Finally we highlight how jellyfish benefit society; providing us with food and one of the most biomedically-important compounds discovered in the 20th century.  ​

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Understanding Jellyfish Blooms

    Duarte, Carlos M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • What Are Jellyfishes and Thaliaceans and Why Do They Bloom?

    Lucas, Cathy H. (et al.)

    Pages 9-44

  • Nonindigenous Marine Jellyfish: Invasiveness, Invasibility, and Impacts

    Bayha, Keith M. (et al.)

    Pages 45-77

  • Bloom and Bust: Why Do Blooms of Jellyfish Collapse?

    Pitt, Kylie A. (et al.)

    Pages 79-103

  • Ecological and Societal Benefits of Jellyfish

    Doyle, Thomas K. (et al.)

    Pages 105-127

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7015-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7014-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0198-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jellyfish Blooms
Editors
  • Kylie A. Pitt
  • Cathy H. Lucas
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7015-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7015-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7014-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0198-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 304
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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