AN ALIEN JELLYFISH RHOPILEMA NOMADICA AND ITS IMPACTS TO THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN PART OF TURKEY

An alien jellyfish Rhopilema nomadica and its impacts to the Eastern Mediterranean part of Turkey

Bayram Öztürk, Melek İşinibilir

Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

An alien scyphomedusa Rhopilema nomadica human health, tourism and fisheries Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The painful stings of jellyfish may pose a danger to holiday makers. A monitoring programme is recommended for the impacts on tourism, human health and fisheries to mitigate of the effect of this jellyfish.

KeywordsRhopilema nomadica, Mediterranean coast of Turkey, invasive species

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