Babies on board

15. 6. 2020

Our GoJelly cruise with Norwegian partners NTNU and their RV Gunnerus focussed on catching jellyfish juvenile stages. We deployed a Juday net at the stations Tautra and Ytterøya in the inner part of Trondheimsfjorden and were happy to catch some jellyfish babies from the helmet jellyfish Periphylla periphylla and the moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita. The samples will be used to investigate the population genetics of jellyfish in the Trondheimsfjord and to describe connectivity of jellyfish populations. The molecular data will be integrated into an ecosystem model in order to allow more reliable jellyfish bloom prediction in the future.