World: Warning for the jellyfish population in Mediterranean

Frozen Jellyfish
Published Mar 30, 2024

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The Gulf of Antalya is experiencing a notable increase in jellyfish populations, raising concerns among local fishermen. This surge, attributed to pollution in the Mediterranean, particularly the Eastern Mediterranean, has led to a decrease in fish populations and damage to fishing nets, with some jellyfish weighing as much as 10 kilograms. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gökoğlu from Akdeniz University highlights this issue as a warning sign of the Mediterranean Sea's declining health, drawing parallels to the mucilage problem in Marmara. Fishermen are facing significant challenges, including reduced fish catches and damaged nets, due to the jellyfish proliferation.
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The jellyfish population, whose population has increased recently in the Gulf of Antalya, worries fishermen. Jellyfish, which migrate every year during the winter months, can be easily seen from areas close to the shore due to the increase in their population this year. Jellyfish, which fishermen complain about reducing the fish population, also fill the nets. Many fishermen's nets are torn due to jellyfish weighing up to 10 kilograms. In the images taken by fishermen, it can be seen that the entire nets are full of jellyfish. 'MEDITERRANEAN IS IN DEATH' Following the passage of jellyfish closely, Akdeniz University Faculty of Fisheries Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gökoğlu said that the environment necessary for the increase in the population of jellyfish seen in Turkish and Greek territorial waters in the Mediterranean was created due to pollution. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gökoğlu said, "Jellyfish came from outside, but the environment for their proliferation has been ...
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