Jellyfish Blooms: New Problems and Solutions

  • Jennifer E. Purcell
  • Dror L. Angel

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology 212 book series (DIHY, volume 212)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Jennifer E. Purcell, Dror Angel
    Pages 1-2
  3. Verónica L. Fuentes, Dror L. Angel, Keith M. Bayha, Dacha Atienza, Dor Edelist, Cesar Bordehore et al.
    Pages 23-37
  4. Javier Quiñones, Victoria González Carman, Jorge Zeballos, Sara Purca, Hermes Mianzan
    Pages 69-79
  5. Tjaša Kogovšek, Branko Bogunović, Alenka Malej
    Pages 81-96
  6. Margaret A. Sexton, Raleigh R. Hood, Judith Sarkodee-adoo, Amanda M. Liss
    Pages 125-133
  7. Jennifer E. Purcell, Verónica Fuentes, Dacha Atienza, Uxue Tilves, Diana Astorga, Masato Kawahara et al.
    Pages 135-152
  8. Ana Sabatés, Francesc Pagès, Dacha Atienza, Verónica Fuentes, Jennifer E. Purcell, Josep-María Gili
    Pages 153-165
  9. Lene Friis Møller, Javiera Martinez Canon, Peter Tiselius
    Pages 167-178
  10. Tinkara Tinta, Alenka Malej, Maja Kos, Valentina Turk
    Pages 179-191
  11. E. J. Baxter, A. W. Walne, J. E. Purcell, R. McAllen, T. K. Doyle
    Pages 193-201
  12. Annika Wiebring, Heike Helmholz, Stephan Lassen, Andreas Prange, Gerhard Jarms
    Pages 203-212
  13. Stephan Lassen, Heike Helmholz, Christiane Ruhnau, Andreas Prange
    Pages 213-221
  14. Heike Helmholz, Blair D. Johnston, Christiane Ruhnau, Andreas Prange
    Pages 223-234

About this book


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


Eutrophication ctenophore environment jellyfish plankton temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer E. Purcell
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dror L. Angel
    • 3
  1. 1.Shannon Point Marine CenterWestern Washington UniversityAnacortesUSA
  2. 2.Coastal and Marine Resources CentreUniversity College CorkCobh, Co. CorkIreland
  3. 3.Department of Maritime Civilizations, Leon Recanati Institute of Maritime StudiesHaifa UniversityHaifaIsrael

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