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Carettas protect Antalya Bay in Turkey from jellyfish invasion

Frozen Jellyfish
Turkiye
Published Jun 7, 2021

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Jellyfish migration in the Red Sea, which starts in January and lasts until the end of May, causes a density of jellyfish in Antalya Bay. Caretta carettas, sea turtles feeding on jellyfish, serve as the protectors of the bay. Turtles hunting protein-rich jellyfish protect Antalya from possible jellyfish invasion.

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The jellyfish migration, which starts in the RED SEA every year in January and continues until the end of May, causes a density of jellyfish in the Antalya Bay. The sizes and species of jellyfish that leave the migration route and enter the bay vary. The sea turtles, caretta carettas, which feed on jellyfish, are known as the protectors of the bay. Caretta carettas, which hunt protein-rich jellyfish, protect Antalya from possible jellyfish invasion. CARETTA CARETTALAR HUNTS stray jellyfish Akdeniz University (AU) Faculty of Fisheries Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gökoğlu said that caretta carettas are a natural protection against jellyfish in Antalya, which hosts many different fish species with the effect of migrations through the Red Sea. Reminding that stray jellyfish are immigrants from the Red Sea, Prof. Dr. Gökoğlu said, "In certain months, large white jellyfish are caught by divers' cameras frequently. The population of these jellyfish will decrease over time. With the ...
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