6 February. 261 people have reported burns jellyfish on Saturday on a beach of Fort Lauderdale.
Rescuers called the current situation the largest invasion in recent years - jellyfish, called by the Portuguese ships, in large quantities accumulate on the beaches of Broward County, Florida, causing burns hundreds of people.In Fort Lauderdale 261 people were injured in Saturday and 212 on Friday.
Most coastal cities such as Hollywood, Pompano beach, Boca Raton, Delray beach also informed about the invasion of these poisonous jelly-like marine invertebrate.
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September 29, 2005 With eyes as prominent as Frisbees and a byzantine mass of chump pad-lined tentacles, the long-mysterious architeuthis has lastly been discovered and photographed in the barbarian. A specimen around 26 feet foresighted was ascertained by a Japanese squad of scientists at a profoundness of 2,953 feet (900 meters) in the Northerly Peaceable sea, 620 miles s of Japan.Scientists suffer been stressful to spy on the architeuthis, or Architeuthis, for age, but zoologist Tsunemi Kubodera of the Subject Skill Museum and Kyoichi Mori of the Ogasawara Heavyweight Observance Tie, both based Read more [...]
on April 16. The coast of the Canary Islands was invaded by a jellyfish. Over the past few days was found about 5 tons of jellyfish.
Researcher at the National research Council and Institute of marine Sciences of Barcelona, Josep Maria Gili, said that over the last ten years there has been a significant proliferation of jellyfish species Pelagia-nochesvetka (pelagia noctiluca), which was seen on the shores of the Canary Islands.
Jellyfish Pelagia — the most common in the Mediterranean sea. Her umbrella 20-25 cm in diameter and tentacles have a two-meter length. The coloration is Read more [...]
Coastal waters from California to Australia filled jellyfish. If population growth continues, after fifty years, these marine animals displace fish and become dominant in the oceans.The number of jellyfish naturally increase every 12 years. The next 4-6 years, it remains unchanged, and then begins to decline. But the last decade their population and habitat is expanding rapidly. Medusa increasingly come to them in unusual regions and flourish in the new place. In this case, the aliens cause irreparable damage to the ecosystem.Just like home1. This summer, the Moscow River appeared tropical Read more [...]
Physalia (Physalia aretusa) - this is a colony of polyps, performing various "duties." Afloat support its oval bladder - pneumatophores to 20-30 cm long and 8-10 cm wide, filled with a gas mixture consisting of 12-15% oxygen, 1.18% argon and nitrogen.
Interestingly, the shape of the bubble at Physalia living in the northern and southern hemispheres are different, and they will never meet in a "foreign territory". This feature helps siphonophores resist the force of Earth's rotation, the Coriolis force, and provides a "northern" siphonophores move left, and Read more [...]
Of the oceans, in the coastal zone, among rocks, in quiet lagoons of coral atolls and swampy thickets of mangroves found many poisonous fish, reptiles, jellyfish, clams, representing more or less dangerous to humans. Meeting with them is often unexpected, and the consequences severe.
It happened on the fifth day of the experiment in the ocean. At 12 o'clock in the boat life becomes unbearable. The only escape from the burning rays of the sun was water. True, the swimming was out of the dream, because together with the boat circling sharks, but scooping up handfuls of Read more [...]