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2008-08-04 09:00:31

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL By Elisabeth Rosenthal The New York Times BARCELONA, Spain Blue patrol boats crisscross the swimming areas of beaches here with their huge nets skimming the water's surface. The yellow flags that urge caution and the red flags that prohibit swimming because of risky currents are sometimes topped now with blue ones warning of a new danger: swarms of jellyfish. In a period of hours during a day a couple of weeks ago, 300 people on Barcelona's bustling beaches...

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2008-08-04 06:15:00

By Elisabeth Rosenthal Blue patrol boats crisscross the swimming areas of beaches here with their huge nets skimming the water's surface. The yellow flags that urge caution and the red flags that prohibit swimming because of risky currents are sometimes topped now with blue ones warning of a new danger: swarms of jellyfish. In a period of hours during a day a couple of weeks ago, 300 people on Barcelona's bustling beaches were treated for stings, and 11 were taken to hospitals. From Spain...

2008-07-26 00:00:23

If you go down to the beach this summer you could be in for a painful surprise. Because moon, blue, compass and lion's mane jellyfish are thought to be having their own vacation on the Lincolnshire coast. Climate change is resulting in British waters becoming warmer, encouraging more of the creatures to visit the county's shoreline. Some have already been spotted but the Marine Conservation Society now wants is asking county holiday-makers to record any sightings of the slippery...

2008-07-26 00:00:23

If you go down to the beach this summer - you could be in for a painful surprise. Because moon, blue, compass and lion's mane jellyfish are thought to be having their own vacation on the Lincolnshire coast. Climate change is resulting in British waters becoming warmer, encouraging more of the creatures to visit the county's shoreline. Some have already been spotted but the Marine Conservation Society now wants holiday-makers to record sightings of the slippery stingers. Rachel Shaw of...

2008-07-25 09:00:57

By James Vance, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 25--"Jellyfish," with a title directly translated from the original Hebrew "Meduzot," is a sweet and wistful little drama from Israel that offers good performances and a number of intriguing scenes. Unfortunately, like its namesake, it's in serious need of a spine. Writer Shira Geffen, who co-directed with Etgar Keret, has assembled a set of amiable characters and embroiled them in situations that all hold promise. But none of those story lines...

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2008-07-25 06:15:00

Millions of jellyfish could be set to swarm Britain's holiday beaches, experts warned yesterday. They said at least seven breeds - including the deadly Portuguese man o'war and the poisonous lion's mane - will be seen. Rising sea temperatures because of global warming have seen more exotic species entering British waters. Lions mane were spotted off northern Scotland in May, while the mauve stinger killed millions of fish in Scottish salmon farms last year. And man o'wars were skulking...

2008-07-19 06:00:20

By Bill Bleyer, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 19--Lifeguards at East Hampton's Peconic Bay beaches have been issued an unusual piece of equipment this summer: spray bottles filled with a mixture of vinegar and salt water. It's the best defense against the pain caused by the sting of lion's mane jellyfish. Swimmers and lifeguards on Peconic Bay and some Long Island Sound beaches are emerging from the water with painful stings because of an unusually early spike in the jellyfish...

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2008-05-29 15:48:03

A new study helps explain a cyclic increase and decrease of jellyfish populations, which transformed parts of the Bering Sea--one of the U.S.'s most productive fisheries--into veritable jellytoriums during the 1990s. The study shows that the availability of food for jellyfish may cap the potential size of the Bering Sea's jellyfish population, even while other factors, such as rising temperatures, may encourage its continued growth. These results indicate that "anticipated temperature...

2008-05-06 03:00:17

Hordes of stinging jellyfish are back on Italian beaches this spring, and experts warned Monday it could be a sign of global warming. After a year's absence, the jellyfish have reappeared in the waters off Italy's southern Tyrrhenian coast just as swimmers were eagerly anticipating the start of the beach season, according to ANSA. What was formerly a 12-year cycle of jellyfish infestations now has happened nearly every year since 2003, leading some to believe climate change is playing a...

2008-04-10 16:22:37

Earth's first animal was the ocean-drifting comb jelly, not the simple sponge, according to a new find that has shocked scientists who didn't imagine the earliest critter could be so complex. The mystery of the first animal denizen of the planet can only be inferred from fossils and by studying related animals today. To get to the bottom of that, scientists analyzed massive volumes of genetic data to define the earliest splits at the base of the animal tree of life. The tree of life is...


Latest Jellyfish Reference Libraries

Prowfish
2014-05-30 12:05:29

The prowfish (Zaprora silenus) is a subtropical species of a perch-like fish found in the northern Pacific Ocean. The range of the prowfish is from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Kamchatka, Russia, from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea to Hokkaido, Japan and Monterey, California. The preferred habitat of the prowish is rocky bottom at a maximum of 2,200 feet in depth where they spend most of their adult life. Prowfish can grow to a length of 40 inches or more having an elongated body that...

Warty Comb Jelly, Mnemiopsis leidyi
2014-01-05 00:00:00

The Warty Comb Jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi), also known as the Sea Walnut, is a species of tentaculate ctenophore originally native to the western Atlantic coastal waters. Three species of Mnemiopsis have been named, but are now generally categorized as different ecological forms of the species leidyi. This species tolerates a wide range of salinity (2 to 38 psu), temperature (36 to 90 degrees F), and water quality. This creature was introduced in the Black Sea in the 1980s, where only one...

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2012-04-03 20:31:13

Bathykorus bouilloni is a species of jellyfish found in the Arctic Ocean at depths of 2,600 feet below sea level and extending to roughly 8,200 feet below sea level. Its range extends around Greenland and the north of Canada. This jellyfish is a recently discovered specimen that was first described in 2010. It is the only species within its genus, Bathykorus. Its genus name is derived from the Greek words bathy, meaning “deep” and korus, meaning “helmet,” which refers to the depth...

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2012-04-03 19:29:21

The Blue Jellyfish, (Cyanea lamarckii), also known as the Bluefire Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish found in the western Pacific around Japan. It is also found in the pelagic zone off the west coast of Scotland, the North Sea and the Irish Sea. It is often commonly found among the more common Lion’s Mane Jellyfish. This jellyfish has a blue or yellow tone and grows to an average 4 to 8 inches in length, but has been recorded up to 12 inches long. In Scandinavian seas this species...

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2012-04-03 19:15:23

The Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata), also known as the Mauve Stinger, is a species of jellyfish found primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. This species has been studied closely by scientists hoping to gain a better understanding about the creature’s eating habits. The bell (body) of the jellyfish is up to 27.6 inches in diameter, with a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with age of each individual, consisting mainly of eight long dark arms, and...

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