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Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean

Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean (Paperback)

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Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life-growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing have led many marine species to the brink of collapse. And yet there is one creature that is thriving in this seasick environment: the beautiful, dangerous, and now incredibly numerous jellyfish. As foremost jellyfish expert Lisa-ann Gershwin describes in Stung!, the jellyfish population bloom is highly indicative of the tragic state of the world's ocean waters, while also revealing the incredible tenacity of these remarkable creatures. In Stung!, Gershwin tells stories of jellyfish both attractive and deadly while illuminating many interesting and unusual facts about their behaviors and environmental adaptations. The story of the jellyfish, as Gershwin makes clear, is also the story of the world's oceans, and Stung! provides a unique and urgent look at their inseparable histories - and future.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentConservation of the environmentConservation of wildlife & habitatsScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesHydrobiologyMarine biologyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesZoology & animal sciencesZoology: Invertebrates Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 26/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9780226213033  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lisa-ann Gershwin is director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services. She was awarded a Fulbright in 1998 for her studies on jellyfish blooms and evolution, and she has discovered over 150 new species-including at least sixteen types of jellyfish that are highly dangerous, as well as a new species of dolphin-and has written for numerous scientific and popular publications.

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