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Results of a Warming Ocean:  Jellyfish Swarms
by John Bowermeister
Just like last summer, swarms of jellyfish are showing up along the coast of Spain, and recently a thousand swimmers off Malaga were sent running for first aid after having been stung. A dry winter followed by a warm spring and hot summer is to blame, say marine biologists with the oceanographic agency Aula del Mar. To protect the beach economy, teams of collectors, armed with baskets, have been sent out to sea to collect jellyfish before they can be swept onto the beach. In one day off Malaga, 1,700 pounds of jellyfish were caught and brought to land to be destroyed.
(read more: TakePart.com)          (image: Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images)

rhamphotheca:

Results of a Warming Ocean:  Jellyfish Swarms

by John Bowermeister

Just like last summer, swarms of jellyfish are showing up along the coast of Spain, and recently a thousand swimmers off Malaga were sent running for first aid after having been stung. A dry winter followed by a warm spring and hot summer is to blame, say marine biologists with the oceanographic agency Aula del Mar. To protect the beach economy, teams of collectors, armed with baskets, have been sent out to sea to collect jellyfish before they can be swept onto the beach. In one day off Malaga, 1,700 pounds of jellyfish were caught and brought to land to be destroyed.

(read more: TakePart.com)          (image: Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images)