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2007-01-03 21:00:18

Giant jellyfish have been spotted in large numbers in the usually chilly waters surrounding Norway, an Oslo University scientist reported. Hege Vestheim told the Tonsbergs Blad newspaper that she photographed large numbers of the giant comb jellyfish in Norwegian waters last fall. The comb jellyfish, while not dangerous to humans, eats small newly hatched fish and can devastate marine fisheries by disrupting food chains. They were drifting on the surface everywhere, Vestheim told...

2006-10-29 03:00:18

By Lehodey, P; Alheit, J; Barange, M; Baumgartner, T; Et al ABSTRACT Fish population variability and fisheries activities are closely linked to weather and climate dynamics. While weather at sea directly affects fishing, environmental variability determines the distribution, migration, and abundance of fish. Fishery science grew up during the last century by integrating knowledge from oceanography, fish biology, marine ecology, and fish population dynamics, largely focused on the great...

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2006-07-07 06:15:00

MOBILE, Ala. - For years, millions of people have traveled to summer retreats along the Gulf of Mexico, with many ultimately putting down permanent sandy roots on the coast. One of the problems the population boom has created is overfishing in Gulf waters, which has endangered marine ecosystems and fisheries that are the source of multimillion-dollar recreation and fishing industries. Officials say efforts to rebuild the populations are under way, but many environmentalists accuse the...