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Author Gershwin, Lisa-ann.

Title Stung! : on jellyfish blooms and the future of the ocean / Lisa-ann Gershwin ; with a foreword by Sylvia Earle
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  593.53 Ger/Soj  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : coloured illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
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
Summary 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 that the jellyfish population bloom is highly indicative of the tragic state of the world's ocean waters, while also revealing their incredible tenacity
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience General
Subject Ecological disturbances.
Jellyfish blooms.
Jellyfishes -- Ecology.
Marine ecology.
Author Earle, Sylvia A., 1935-
LC no. 2012043147
ISBN 9780226020105 (cloth : alk. paper)
Other Titles Jellyfish blooms and the future of the ocean