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MEPS 510:109-110 (2014)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10993

INTRODUCTION
Jellyfish blooms and ecological interactions

Robert H. Condon1,*, Cathy H. Lucas2,*, Kylie A. Pitt3,*, Shin-ichi Uye4,*

1 Department of Biology and Marine Biology, Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, S College Road, Wilmington, NC 28409, USA
2 Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
3 Griffith School of Environment and Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland 4222, Australia
4 Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8528, Japan
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ABSTRACT: Scientific and public interest in the biology and ecology of gelatinous zooplankton (jellyfish) has increased significantly over the past two decades. This Theme Section represents the proceedings of the 4th International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium held in Hiroshima, Japan, in June 2013; to date, this was the largest meeting ever of the international jellyfish community. Research highlights presented in this volume include studies on jellyfish blooms at various spatiotemporal scales, jellyfish population dynamics, physiology and ecology, interactions between jellyfish and predators, jellyfish age, growth and diversity, and the fate of jellyfish biomass.


KEY WORDS: Jellyfish · Gelatinous zooplankton · Medusae · Ctenophores · Salp · Polyp · Ecology · Biogeochemistry


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Cite this article as: Condon RH, Lucas CH, Pitt KA, Uye SI (2014) Jellyfish blooms and ecological interactions. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 510:109-110. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10993

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