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Dr. Bella Galil, Oceanographic
and Limnological Research, reports:|
A swarm of
nomadic jellyfish is currently spread off the
Mediterranean coast of Israel, from Ashkelon to
Nahariya, and jellyfish are swept ashore.
reports of stings.
In Haifa Bay large individuals
were sighted, up to 70 cm across the umbrella. In
addition to the nomadic
jellyfish (Rhopilema nomadica), small numbers of Phyllorhiza punctata and
Marivagia stellata were sighted along the coast.
species do not inflict stings.
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Dr. Bella Galil, Israel
Oceanographic & Limnological Research
The oldest fossils of Jellyfish are over 500
million years old and are quite similar to their present day
descendants. Jellyfish maybe among the most ancient organisms on the
planet, but are unpopular with the Israeli public, and have never
received a flattering media coverage.
Jellyfish are found in all oceans, from the
littoral to the greatest depth. They range in size from thimble size
to giants, like Cyanea arctica
, which umbrella is
2 meter across and its arms stretch 30 m (not to worry, that
creature does not live in the Mediterranean).
Mediterranean coast of Israel are known four native species and four
alien species that have established reproducing populations:
Rhopilema nomadica, Cassiopea andormeda, Phyllorizhia punctata
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nomadica jellyfish caught by fishermen in Haifa Bay