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JELLYFISH in the Italian Mediterranean--Predictions?

JELLYFISH in the Italian Mediterranean--Predictions?

Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 05:21 AM
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So this is the end of the world? Is it possible that oil spills will save us from jellyfish blooms produced by global warming from too much oil consumption?

I will miss swimming in the sea.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 05:23 AM
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(But it occurs to me we will all be swimming with the jellyfish and/or the oil as the seas rise.)
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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 05:52 AM
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Actually, the last time I vacationed with the family in the south of France (early-mid August, IIRC), about a decade ago, it was after the water temperature dropped, following a period of a couple days of heavy rain and cooler weather, that the jellyfish became a problem. When there was broth-temp-seawater (not very cooling/refreshing) jellyfish were nowhere to be found.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 12:47 PM
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eks, I just wanted to tell you before I forget that Ascoli Piceno is one of italy's shoe capitals. I think it even as a shoe museum.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 01:58 PM
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Thanks, Z! There appear to be many fashion outlets in or near Ancona. Years ago I struck up a conversation with an Alitalia crew member who told me that they had some of the "best shopping in Italy" at those outlets..
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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 02:19 PM
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There is a great article about Jellyfish in this month's Smithsonian. I think this link to th eonline article should work:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specia...f-the-Sea.html

Basically, they are on the increase around the world. One solution is to eat them, at least the ones that are edible.

The article mentions some spots in the Mediterranean that have suffered infestations in recent years.

We swam off Cinque Terre a few weeks ago and it was lovely. We neither saw nor heard of any jellies in that area. I'm glad I didn' tsee the article until we returned from Italy.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 03:43 PM
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we were kayaking in Mallorca 3-4 weeks ago and encountered jellyfish as well. It was fun from the kayak but not so much if we were swimming, that's for sure! Made my son want to head back right away.
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 02:28 AM
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Those are the kind of accounts that I had feared. I am still amazed that this topic has not received much mention here until now...

Enzian thanks for that link..it works for me..
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 02:52 AM
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Now this is what you call a mean stinger -

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...27/2883291.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_jellyfish
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 03:35 AM
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Bring along a bottle of vinegar with your sun screen. It helps on stopping the sting.

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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 05:47 AM
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Yikes! I don't want to get anywhere the water if there is a chance that I will see any of those critters!
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 05:48 AM
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..anywhere NEAR the water...
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 09:47 AM
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More on the topic of jellyfish on the Mediterranean Coast.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...numbers-rising
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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I don't think you can predict the presence of jellyfish; early this months I saw hundreds of purple jellyfish in the sea near Antibes. A week later, none at all.
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 02:18 PM
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We encountered jelly fish in hauling bay, vn. Not a chance of me getting in that water to swim!
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