It is getting crowded in the Northern Adriatic!
3. 8. 2018
The seawater surface temperature rose above 28 °C in the Northern Adriatic, but it does not seem to bother jellyfish. Slovenian researchers observed and sampled this week three different species of jellyfish: Cotylorhiza Tuberculata (fried egg jellyfish), Rhizostoma Pulmo (barrel jellyfish) and non-native highly invasive warty comb jellyfish Mnemiopsis Leidyi. They sampled for food web analysis and for mucus extraction.
However, don’t worry; they are not forming blooms yet. GoJelly partners from Slovenia will keep us informed!