The upside-down jellyfish—Cassiopea andromeda (Forsskål, 1775)—is considered an established alien within the eastern Mediterranean Sea, but the species exhibits a highly sporadic occurrence further west within the basin. This study reports the second documented bloom of the species within coastal waters in the Maltese Islands and the third bloom of the species in the westernmost part of the eastern Mediterranean, a full nine years after its first appearance in this part of the Mediterranean.

Back with a bang – an unexpected massive bloom of cassiopea andromeda (Forskaal, 1775) in the Maltese Islands, nine years after its first appearance

Piraino S.
2018-01-01

Abstract

The upside-down jellyfish—Cassiopea andromeda (Forsskål, 1775)—is considered an established alien within the eastern Mediterranean Sea, but the species exhibits a highly sporadic occurrence further west within the basin. This study reports the second documented bloom of the species within coastal waters in the Maltese Islands and the third bloom of the species in the westernmost part of the eastern Mediterranean, a full nine years after its first appearance in this part of the Mediterranean.
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