© 2012

Jellyfish Blooms IV

Interactions with humans and fisheries

  • Jennifer Purcell
  • Hermes Mianzan
  • Jesscia R. Frost
  • 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


Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 220)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Hermes Mianzan, Jennifer E. Purcell, Jessica R. Frost
    Pages 1-2
  3. Lucas Brotz, William W. L. Cheung, Kristin Kleisner, Evgeny Pakhomov, Daniel Pauly
    Pages 3-20
  4. J. H. Costello, K. M. Bayha, H. W. Mianzan, T. A. Shiganova, J. E. Purcell
    Pages 21-46
  5. Jennifer E. Purcell, Emmett Clarkin, Thomas K. Doyle
    Pages 47-55
  6. Lucília S. Miranda, André C. Morandini, Antonio C. Marques
    Pages 57-67
  7. Kalevi Salonen, Pia Högmander, Victor Langenberg, Hannu Mölsä, Jouko Sarvala, Anne Tarvainen et al.
    Pages 97-112
  8. Cynthia L. Suchman, Richard D. Brodeur, Elizabeth A. Daly, Robert L. Emmett
    Pages 113-125
  9. Jennifer E. Purcell, Dacha Atienza, Verónica Fuentes, Alejandro Olariaga, Uxue Tilves, Chandler Colahan et al.
    Pages 169-180
  10. Josefin Titelman, Lars Johan Hansson, Trygve Nilsen, Sean P. Colin, John H. Costello
    Pages 181-187
  11. Richard A. Hoover, Ruth Armour, Ian Dow, Jennifer E. Purcell
    Pages 199-213
  12. Luciana M. Diaz Briz, Sergio R. Martorelli, Gabriel N. Genzano, Hermes W. Mianzan
    Pages 215-226
  13. Mario Lebrato, Kylie A. Pitt, Andrew K. Sweetman, Daniel O. B. Jones, Joan E. Cartes, Andreas Oschlies et al.
    Pages 227-245
  14. Jessica R. Frost, Charles A. Jacoby, Thomas K. Frazer, Andrew R. Zimmerman
    Pages 247-256

About this book


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

Previously published in Hydrobiologia, vol. 690, 2012


Jellyfish Jellyfish and climate warming Jellyfish distributions Medusae Meroplanktonic species Scyphozoans and ctenophores

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Purcell
    • 1
  • Hermes Mianzan
    • 2
  • Jesscia R. Frost
    • 3
  1. 1.Western Washington University, Shannon Point Marine CenterAnacortesUSA
  2. 2.INIDEPMar del PlataArgentina
  3. 3.School of Forest Resources and Conservat, Fisheries and Aquatic Science ProgramUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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