Navigation Links
Long-term study links box jellyfish abundance, environmental variability at Waikiki Beach
Date:10/23/2013

You can almost set your watch to it.

A familiar sight to local beachgoers, the box jellyfish Alatina moseri is known for showing up in big numbers on Waikīkī Beach 8 to 12 days after each full moon.

Continuing a pioneering jellyfish beach count effort initiated in the 1980s by Honolulu lifeguard Landy Blair, researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa have published an analysis of 14 years of monthly jellyfish collection data.

173 full moons and 66,000 jellyfish since they began, the resulting paper titled "Long-term fluctuations in circalunar beach aggregations of the box jellyfish Alatina moseri in Hawaii, with links to environmental variability," is scheduled for release in the October 23, 2013, issue of PLOS ONE.

"Although there have been long-term studies of jellyfish abundance and climate in recent years, none have looked at box jellyfish species," said Luciano Chiaverano, Research Scholar in the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) at UH Mānoa and lead author of the paper. "This is quite surprising, as box jellyfish are among the most venomous animals in the world. Often their habitat overlaps with human recreation, resulting in painful, sometimes even lethal, stings and causing beach closures at various locations around the world."

"Our box jellyfish collection data is the longest continual time-series census of a cubozoan species in the world, and provides a rich data set to analyze and assess physical and biological oceanographic correlations" said Angel Yanagihara, Assistant Research Professor and senior author of the new report.

Overall the researchers' analysis confirms Blair's early observations that box jellyfish arrive in Waikīkī with consistent, predictable timing based on the moon cycle: year after year, month after month, box jellyfish come to shore 8 to 12 days after each full moon presumably to reproduce. However, aggreg
'/>"/>

Contact: Talia Ogliore
togliore@hawaii.edu
808-956-4531
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Long-term research reveals causes and consequences of environmental change
2. Sexual reproduction brings long-term benefits, study shows
3. Long-term preservation: Pensoft Publishers partner with the CLOCKSS Archive
4. Model forecasts long-term impacts of forest land-use decisions
5. Study shows long-term effects of radiation in pediatric cancer patients
6. Is long-term weight loss possible after menopause?
7. New long-term antimicrobial catheter developed
8. Preeclampsia poses a significant long-term health risk according to new research from Ben-Gurion U.
9. Preemies brains reap long-term benefits from Kangaroo Mother Care
10. Site-specific, long-term research expanding understanding of climate change
11. Tsunami caused long-term ecosystem change in the Caribbean
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Long-term study links box jellyfish abundance, environmental variability at Waikiki Beach
(Date:7/9/2014)... developed by researchers at the NIH,s National ... its collaborators to treat sickle cell disease ... business. The drug candidate, Aes-103, is the ... molecular mechanism of sickle cell disease. Baxter ... required for regulatory approval and commercialization. , ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... receptor antagonists can alleviate the symptoms of ... cognitive dysfunction and effectively scavenge amyloid beta ... (Aβ) vaccines reduced and eliminated Aβ deposition ... model, and significantly improved behavioral and cognitive ... First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... inhabitants of the sea: tiny haptophytes of the type ... eye, when they are in bloom in spring, they ... on satellite images. "Together with other phytoplankton, Emiliania ... global photosynthesis output," states Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert of ... the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2 is ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company 2First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company 3First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company 4Short circuit in the food web 2
... tropical parasitic disease that can lead to life-threatening heart ... than previously thought, according to research from The University ... for four years now, and this year the number ... professor of integrative biology and philosophy at The University ...
... Cincinnati, OH, October 6, 2011 -- Directly advertising food ... providers, and the American Academy of Pediatrics and the ... impact of advertising on children,s healthy food choices. ... Journal of Pediatrics explores the relationship between ...
... can ever know about long-gone creatures is what they ... resurrect actual specimens and compare their features with their ... Toronto biologists helping to create a seed bank that ... allowing them to measure evolution caused by global change. ...
Cached Biology News:Chagas disease may be a threat in South Texas, says researcher 2Study suggests children's food choices are affected by direct advertising and parental influence 2Seed time-capsule will aid study of plant evolution amid environmental change 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") today ... R-Pharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical company, to develop and ... Russian Federation , Turkey ... is a novel antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 Carahsoft and CDS ... January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST (11am PST), “Natural ... topic focuses on how technology can turn raw, heterogeneous ... for government agencies. The online webinar will last approximately ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations and ... the United States and Europe ... JD, is returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. ... more than two years of service as Associate Commissioner for the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua is an emerging ... to serve the wound care market. , Free report ... was restructured with a seasoned management team and Board, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
... Calif., July 22 CV Therapeutics,Inc. (Nasdaq: CVTX ... results for 2008 after the market closes on Thursday, ... at 5:00 p.m. EDT,2:00 p.m. PDT, on the company,s ... on to the Company,s website at, http://www.cvt.com and ...
... is bringing aboard Ashton S. Maaraba, a key Pharmacy, Pharmacy Services ... , ... (PRWEB) July 22, 2008 -- PharmaSmart International ... Ashton S. Maaraba, a key Pharmacy, Pharmacy Services & HBC industry ...
... U.S. Department of Energy,s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ... performed the first scanning tunneling spectroscopy of graphene flakes ... latest in a series of surprising insights into the ... carbon: an unexpected gap-like feature in the energy spectrum ...
Cached Biology Technology:CV Therapeutics to Announce 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results on Thursday, July 31, 2008 2Pharmasmart International Taps Top Executive Ashton Maaraba to Head Global Sales and Marketing 2A phonon floodgate in monolayer carbon 2A phonon floodgate in monolayer carbon 3A phonon floodgate in monolayer carbon 4A phonon floodgate in monolayer carbon 5