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Title Jellyfish blooms / Kylie A. Pitt, Cathy H. Lucas, editors
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 304 pages)
Contents Introduction: Understanding Jellyfish Blooms / Carlos M. Duarte, Kylie A. Pitt and Cathy H. Lucas -- Part I. Ecology of Jellyfish Blooms -- What Are Jellyfishes and Thaliaceans and Why Do They Bloom? / Cathy H. Lucas and Michael N. Dawson -- Nonindigenous Marine Jellyfish: Invasiveness, Invasibility, and Impacts / Keith M. Bayha and William M. Graham -- Bloom and Bust: Why Do Blooms of Jellyfish Collapse? / Kylie A. Pitt, Ariella Chelsky Budarf, Joanna G. Browne and Robert H. Condon -- Ecological and Societal Benefits of Jellyfish / Thomas K. Doyle, Graeme C. Hays, Chris Harrod and Jonathan D.R. Houghton -- Living with Jellyfish: Management and Adaptation Strategies / Cathy H. Lucas, Stefan Gelcich and Shin-Ichi Uye -- Part II. Case Studies -- Population Fluctuations of Jellyfish in the Bering Sea and Their Ecological Role in This Productive Shelf Ecosystem / Mary Beth Decker, Kristin Cieciel, Alexander Zavolokin, Robert Lauth [and 2 others] -- The Giant Jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai in East Asian Marginal Seas / Shin-Ichi Uye -- Contrasting Trends in Populations of Rhopilema esculentum and Aurelia aurita in Chinese Waters / Zhijun Dong, Dongyan Liu and John K. Keesing -- Chrysaora plocamia: A Poorly Understood Jellyfish from South American Waters / Hermes Mianzan, Javier Quiñones, Sergio Palma, Agustin Schiariti, E. Marcelo Acha [and 2 others] -- Pelagia noctiluca in the Mediterranean Sea / Antonio Canepa, Verónica Fuentes, Ana Sabatés, Stefano Piraino [and 2 others] -- The Ecology of Box Jellyfishes (Cubozoa) / Michael J. Kingsford and Christopher J. Mooney
Summary Jellyfish are one of the most conspicuous animals in our oceans and are renowned for their propensity to form spectacular blooms. The unique features of the biology and ecology of jellyfish that enable them to bloom also make them successful invasive species and, in a few places around the world, jellyfish have become problematic. As man increasingly populates the worlds coastlines, interactions between humans and jellyfish are rising, often to the detriment of coastal-based industries such as tourism, fishing and power generation. However we must not lose sight of the fact that jellyfish have been forming blooms in the oceans for at least 500 million years, and are an essential component of normal, healthy ocean ecosystems. Here many of the worlds leading jellyfish experts explore the science behind jellyfish blooms. We examine the unique features of jellyfish biology and ecology that cause populations to bloom and bust, and, using case studies, we show why jellyfish are important to coastal and ocean ecosystem function. We outline strategies coastal managers can use to mitigate the effects of blooms on coastal industries thereby enabling humans to coexist with these fascinating creatures. Finally, we highlight how jellyfish benefit society; providing us with food and one of the most biomedically-important compounds discovered in the 20th century
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 19, 2013)
Subject Jellyfishes.
Animal Population Groups -- growth & development
Animal Population Groups
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Pitt, Kylie A., editor
Lucas, Cathy H., editor
ISBN 9789400770157