Become a citizen scientist!

13. 11. 2020

Marine researchers call Northern European citizens, especially from the Baltic Sea region, to monitor the jellyfish population.
Up to now, the ecology of the jellyfish population has mainly been out of the spotlight of researchers. In recent years, however, researchers have focused more on them. For example, it has been shown that jellyfish mucus can effectively trap nanoparticles or microplastics or serve as food for animals and humans.
On the less positive side, a combination of overfishing and global warming is increasing the bloom of jellyfish, with some negative impacts on marine biodiversity or coastal economies.
“We need to gain more insights about how they move in order to better calculate when and where the large and potentially harmful blooms occur, so that e.g. power plants, fishermen and bathers can receive a warning,” says GoJelly project coordinator Prof. Jamileh Javidpour.
Become a citizen scientist and help marine researchers finding jellyfish!
Download the GoJelly- Jelly Spotter

The app can be downloaded from the Appstore and here:
https://apps.apple.com/de/app/gojelly/id1498675707?l=en

How to use the app?
The app contains photos of the most common jellyfish in Baltic Sea, so you can identify the jellyfish you find on your beach or boat trip.
If you are not sure what kind of jellyfish you faced, take a photo and upload it under the category “other”.