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

Author: Lisa-ann Gershwin
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa-ann Gershwin
ISBN: 9780226213033 022621303X
OCLC Number: 951126739
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part one: Jellyfish behaving badly. (1. At the mercy of jellyfish ; 2. Some astonishing ecological impacts ; 3. Jellyfish completely out of control) --
Part two: Jellyfish, planetary doom, and other trivia. (4. Jellyfish: the basics ; 5. Overview of ecosystem perturbations ; 6. Overfishing: a powerful agent of ecosystem change ; 7. Eutrophication almost always leads to jellyfish ; 8. Pollution destabilizes ecosystems ; 9. Biopollution: the twelfth plague ; 10. Climate change changes everything) --
Part three: The weeds shall inherit the Earth. (11. The Allee effect, trophic cascades, and shifting baselines ; 12. The jellyfish double whammy ; 13. High-energy and low-energy ecosystems) --
Part four: The oceans are dying to tell us something. (14. Ocean acidification: the "new" problem ; 15. 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-growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing have led many marine species to the brink of collapse. This book tells  Read more...

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"A comprehensive summary of the irresistible rise of an arguably unstoppable creature." (Nature) "Stung! evokes the danger of jellyfish blooms but, even more fundamentally, it is about the real Read more...

 
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