A study conducted by UBC scientists concludes that the populations of jellyfish worldwide are growing. Daniel Pauly, principal investigator of this study, suggests this increase is due to the changes of marine populations as a result of over fishing and the altering of marine habitat due to global warming and pollution.
UBC scientists examined data for 45 of the world’s 66 large marine ecosystems and found increasing jellyfish populations in 62 per cent of the regions analyzed including East Asia, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the northeast United States shelf, Hawaii and Antarctica.
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To learn more about the study findings, please refer to the April edition of Hydrobiologia.