Navigation Links
Invasive Australian jellyfish sighted in Gulf of Mexico in summer 2007
Date:8/17/2007

The invasive Australian jellyfish, Phyllorhiza punctata, first reported in great quantities in the Gulf of Mexico in 2000, has made a vigorous reappearance this summer in waters from southwestern Louisiana to Morehead City, North Carolina. Beachgoers and boaters are encouraged to report their sightings of these exotic jellies to the Dauphin Island Sea Labs jellyfish website, Dockwatch, at http://dockwatch.disl.org.

Since 2000, Phyllorhiza sightings have occurred in the Gulf as far west as Galveston Bay, Texas, but only in a handful of numbers. This year, not only are their numbers higher, but their range has extended up to the Mid-Atlantic states. Reports from the Panhandle of Florida and North Carolina indicate theyre pretty concentrated elsewhere, states Dauphin Island Sea Lab Senior Marine Scientist Dr. Monty Graham.

Ranging in size from a softball to a basketball, the Australian jellyfish present little to no danger in terms of their sting. A preponderance of jellies, however, could pose a threat to the commercial fishing and shrimping industry as they foul up trawling nets and consume eggs and larvae of important fishery species.

We just started getting reports of Phyllorhiza appearing on the east coast of Florida and as far up as North Carolina this year. We dont think that jellies from the Gulf are pouring up the coast, necessarily, but the appearances and concentrations of these animals in both places may be related, says Dr. Graham.

Phyllorhiza are prolific feeders; they can compete with commercially important fish for food, and they also eat the larvae of these fish. In their native waters, they tend to be fist-sized; here in the Gulf, they can be a big as dinner plates.

We absolutely depend on the publics reporting the appearance of these creatures. We dont have the resources to survey the waters continuously, and by tracking their numbers and location
'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Young
lyoung@disl.org
251-861-7509
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Reservoirs may accelerate the spread of invasive aquatic species, researchers say
2. Undesirable expatriates: Preventing the spread of invasive animals
3. Internet viruses help ecologists control invasive species
4. Invasive parasite destroying fish species
5. Minimally Invasive Cancer Treatments Highlighted
6. 3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery
7. Carnegie Mellon develops non-invasive technique to detect transplant rejection at cellular level
8. Invasive species harms native hardwoods by killing soil fungus
9. CU, USDA team to curb two invasive, poisonous vines
10. Invasive exotic plants helped by natural enemies
11. Radiotherapy advance points way to noninvasive brain cancer treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/16/2014)... Doucet of the Centre INRSInstitut Armand-Frappier has just received ... (NIH) in the amount of nearly US$600,000. The 5-year ... of tiny proteins called RNases and to explore their ... as in inflammation and asthma. , "Receiving ... itself," said Yves Bgin, vice president of research and ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... border" a densely packed array of finger-like ... the cells that line our intestines., Vanderbilt University ... this specialized structure, which is critical for absorbing ... April 10 in the journal Cell , ... border assembly and increase our understanding of intestinal ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes ... and parietal cortices. New research from UC Davis ... this crucial time. Eventually, that could give insights ... into and during adolescence and affect memory, such ... the middle of the brain, the hippocampus plays ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):High-level NIH grant goes to professor Nicolas Doucet of INRS 2Vanderbilt researchers discover how intestinal cells build nutrient-absorbing surface 2Vanderbilt researchers discover how intestinal cells build nutrient-absorbing surface 3How kids' brain structures grow as memory develops 2
... energy may soon be possible with new ceramic microwave ... same material could help with organic waste remediation. "Currently, ... cold dish because the dishes are transparent to microwaves," ... of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. "The plates are ...
... Nutrition, Health and Aging publishes high-quality scientific articles, ... the aging process. The editors of JNHA aim to ... of nutrition in aging over the whole life-span. The ... and targets researchers and clinicians. "The partnership ...
... Indiana University researchers have introduced Laboratree, a ... collaboration. Designed to streamline research and enhance ... will enable scientists to securely manage research papers ... messages, author blogs, and customize personal and group ...
Cached Biology News:Ceramic material revs up microwaving 2Indiana U researchers launch social networking and research management tool for scientists 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Microcompetition with Foreign DNA ... disease. One of these latent viruses is the Epstein ... rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic ... by the theory, a study found that RA patients ... (1). , What is Microcompetition? , Dr. Hanan ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... of high throughput research solutions, today announced that ... companies, has received delivery of Freeslate’s CM ... form screening. , Lupin, headquartered in Mumbai, ... quality, affordable generic and branded formulations and Active ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Date: Friday, ... p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, ... Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to ... quality of life for those affected worldwide, will host ... Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. , Each ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider ... major scientific, regulatory, business, and media events in ... , today announced its former associate Virginia Cox , ... office. Virginia Cox re-joins ... Commissioner for the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2
... Every year as the DEMO conference comes together , there's ... great in their own right, but for one reason or ... our invitation to launch at DEMO. , ,One such company ... summer. Founded by ex-Microsofter Soraya Bittencort, Mountain View, Calif.-based Nutrihand ...
... - University of Wisconsin assistant professor Helen Blackwell is being ... her work with bacteria and infections. , , Technology Review ... of Technology , recognized Blackwell as one of its top ... assistant professor of chemistry at UW-Madison, was honored for her ...
... each will receive $15,000 in funding for technology ... Gov. Jim Doyle announced Wednesday. , , Pointone ... Assistance Grant to hire professional grant research and ... company, in Wauwatosa, was established in 2001 to ...
Cached Biology Technology:The one that got away 2The one that got away 3UW researcher named top innovator 2
... end-users to be "a delight to use" ... microscopy and electronic imaging. With its ergonomic ... require much space and can easily be ... DM-BA300 combines Motic's own revolutionary Colour Corrected ...
Request Info...
When added to StemSep T Cell Enrichment cocktail, human TCRab TAC is designed to deplete human TCRab from samples to isolate gd T cells....
When added to either StemSep CD4+ or CD8+ T Cell Enrichment cocktails, human CD69 TAC is designed to deplete human CD69 from samples to isolate resting CD4+ or CD8+ T cells....
Biology Products: