Debunked: No explosion in jellyfish numbers

Last June, the Guardian reported: “Global warming has long been blamed for the huge rise in the world’s jellyfish population.”

But now, Spanish researchers report:

An international research, involving the participation of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), provides a new perspective on the jellyfish proliferation in world’s oceans. This phenomenon has noticeably impacted on beaches around the world in recent years and has provoked the concerns of fishermen and bathers. However, according to the group of experts leading this new research, there are no “conclusive evidences” that point to global increase in jellyfish population…

Read the media release from the Spanish National Research Council.

Read the Guardian report from last June.

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