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Stung! : on jellyfish blooms and the future of the ocean

Author: Lisa-ann Gershwin; Sylvia A Earle
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gershwin, Lisa-Ann.
Stung!
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012043147
(OCoLC)809911014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa-ann Gershwin; Sylvia A Earle
ISBN: 9780226020242 022602024X 9781299533059 1299533051
OCLC Number: 841172077
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: Jellyfish behaving badly --
At the mercy of jellyfish --
Some astonishing ecological impacts --
Jellyfish completely out of control --
Jellyfish, planetary doom, and other trivia --
Jellyfish: the basics --
Overview of ecosystem perturbations --
Overfishing: a powerful agent of ecosystem change --
Eutrophication almost always leads to jellyfish --
Pollution destabilizes ecosystems --
Biopollution: the twelfth plague --
Climate change changes everything --
The weeds shall inherit the earth --
The allee effect, trophic cascades, and shifting baselines --
The jellyfish double whammy --
High-energy and low-energy ecosystems --
The oceans are dying to tell us something --
Ocean acidification: the "new" problem --
The rise of slime.
Responsibility: Lisa-Ann Gershwin ; with a foreword by Sylvia Earle.

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Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life. And yet there is one creature that is thriving in this seasick environment: the dangerous, and now numerous jellyfish. The author states  Read more...

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