Increase in Jellyfish Blooms. Hanad Duale Jeff Falcone Omar Laroussi. Jellyfish Blooms. Jellyfish are medusa of the phylum Cnideria and Ctenophora (comb jellies) Jellyfish blooms occur naturally but they are increasing worldwide on average. Hadera power plant.
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Increase in Jellyfish Blooms
Jellyfish and forage fish prey on zooplankton.
There is an inverse correlation between jellyfish biomass and forage fish biomass
1. Good chance they wont have natural predators in their new habitat
2. Good chance they wont have tough competitors in their new habitat
In 1999 warm spring water temperatures lead to a midsummer bloom which persisted until december
In 1971 the bloom peaked in late summer and rapidly declined
The population of M. leidyi tends to increase with temperature