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2010-12-13 11:09:10

A study carried out over 50 years by an international team, with the participation of the Balearic Oceanography Centre of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) has confirmed an increase in the size and intensity of proliferations of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca. There are several complex reasons for this - over-fishing and the current increase in sea water temperatures. "Since 2002, these organisms have become increasingly frequently found in the north east Atlantic in winter, since...

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...

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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...

2008-05-06 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...

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2008-02-16 09:05:00

For years, Mediterranean beaches have been plagued by jellyfish. Now scientists are reporting that the problem is far worse than they had feared - and that a new generation of the poisonous creatures is poised to overwhelm the sea. A deadly sea change Perhaps you thought that jellyfish were a summer hazard of Mediterranean beaches, freak invaders that spoil your enjoyment of your favourite southern holiday resorts - but only momentarily, and only if you are unlucky. Well, if so, be warned....

2007-11-21 15:00:26

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK DUBLIN, Ireland - The only salmon farm in Northern Ireland has lost its entire population of more than 100,000 fish, worth some $2 million, to a spectacular jellyfish attack, its owners said Wednesday. The Northern Salmon Co. Ltd. said billions of jellyfish - in a dense pack of about 10 square miles and 35 feet deep - overwhelmed the fish last week in two net pens about a mile off the coast of the Glens of Antrim, north of Belfast. Managing director John Russell said...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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