POSTER: Do salinity and temperature in Budd Inlet drive jellyfish mass aggregations?
POSTER: Do salinity and temperature in Budd Inlet drive jellyfish mass aggregations? (Number of pages: 1) (Publication Size: 529KB)
|Author(s)||Michalek, M., C. Krembs, S. Albertson, C. Maloy, and J.E. Purcell|
|Description||Mass aggregations of the jellyfish, Aurelia labiata, in the waters of South Puget Sound can become so large that they can be seen from small aircraft.
Jellyfish biomass reached record levels in Budd Inlet and the other finger inlets of South Puget Sound in the fall of 2014 and summer of 2015, coinciding with "the Blob" of unusually warm water and with the drought.
This study explores the abiotic factors that might be contributing to the large jellyfish aggregations (masses or smacks). The Department of Ecology conducted a qualitative assessment of the number and density of jellyfish masses in Budd Inlet by reviewing aerial photographs taken during Eyes Over Puget Sound flights. These data were then compared to salinity and temperature data collected on the same day to look for correlations.
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|Keywords||marine monitoring, salinity, Budd Inlet, temperature, Puget Sound, jellyfish|
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