Scientists Allay Fears around Global Jellyfish Boom

Scientists Allay Fears around Global Jellyfish Boom

Of late, there has been a lot said about rising jellyfish population but researchers have rejected these reports. Though there could be rise in local population, there is no indication that there is any global increase in jelly fish over the past two centuries.

It has been claimed by a team, including Cathy Lu-cas of the Uni-vers-ity of South-amp-ton in the U. K. that though there is need to track down the population, slew of reports sending alarms is baseless. It has also been said that there is rise and falls seen in jellyfish population in 20 years and so, thus there is nothing much to worry about globally, as per the study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

There has been rise seen in the 1990s and early 2000s, and that's what seems to be have instigated the popular belief around a global increase in jellyfish population.

"The realization that jellyfish synchronously rise and fall around the world should now lead re-search-ers to search for the long-term natural and climate drivers of jellyfish populations", said lead author of the study, Rob Con-don, a marine scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama.


FrenchTribune Specials

GYC helps Install Bear-Proof Storage Boxes in Public Campgrounds

Grizzly bears have been provided protection by the federal government to ensure they have better conditions to live in the greater Yellowstone area. However, there seems to be a need to do more to make sure they are out of the woods.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) joined hands with the US Forest Service this summer to begin...

Most Popular

Extinction of the biggest shark resulted large size of whales

Experts have said that theextinction of the biggest...

Crew saves two Beached Pilot Whales at Sunbury Cove

Crew members have been able to save two pilot whales at...

Weight-loss surgery can lead to severe headaches

After weight reduction surgery, a few patients may be at...

Toyota sells partial stake in Tesla Motors

In a recent announcement, world's biggest automaker...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: