The image above shows Blue Fin tuna that are most common fish be known to be over fished. I chose this image because it relates to my title but as well as, tuna is a main predator to jellyfish and if they are being over fished, its causing the jellyfish booms.
The image above shows a "boom" of jellyfish population, I chose this image since its a pretty big group of jellyfish and it fits in with the title of my story.
In this statistic it is shown that since 1950 in the Atlantic, Indian and pacific the amount of tuna being caught has increased. This statistic shows that the Pacific has a greater amount of fish being caught and if look back in the last statistic you see that more jellyfish are noticed in the pacific. I chose this graph because it gives the reader a sight on how much over fishing has happened and as well as it can be related to the last statistic.
In this statistic it is shown that the red and orange on the map are indication that there has been an increase in jellyfish population. I chose this statistic because in an earlier class we learned locations of where the jellyfish population rise is associated also to where most over fishing is occurred.
The Blue fin Tuna is one of the more popular seafood's found at markets and on the plates of many high end restaurants. But from being to popular its being over fishing of the species, 95% of caught fish are not old enough to reproduce because they're being caught in the adolescence stage. Thus resulting in a shortage of Blue fin offspring.
Since the 2000's a rise in Jellyfish have caught the eye of many scientists. Its not hard to figure out that causing these big booms of the population has resulted from over fishing. One of the main predators of jellyfish is tuna which is actually a over fished species.
Jellyfish have a very unique look they are 95% water and 5% other stuff that makes them up. They usually all swim in clusters and they have and elastic like ring that lets them be locomotion. They feed off others by brushing their tentacles against the prey immobilizing them. But there are predators that have been able to overcome the sting of the jellyfish and one happens to be Tuna, which is over fished. This article gives an insight that this is unsustainable. Tuna and other predators are being taken from the sea and that is creating a really big growth in jellyfish since they can thrive without having to worry about predators. Another cause to this thrive of jellyfish are the dead zones in the ocean, jellyfish can survive in oxygen deprived environments and their predators cant. As you can tell this article relates to the rest of my stories because it gives us a deeper explanation to why there's an abundance of jellyfish.
As we have seen throughout this elink, Jellyfish are thriving due to lack of prey but also the warm temperatures. With the over populated jellyfish with no brain, you would think there is no problem with it but that is wrong. In this article you will learn that its unsustainable to have a great amount of them. They are a big problem to Israel by clogging the water intake screens desalination plants, they decrease visitation to beaches by 10% and they threaten to decimate the population of fish farms, as in Scotland, where a quarter of a million salmon were wiped away from the mauve stinger jellyfish. In the future if we cant control the population of these jellyfish then they will be affecting more of the ocean and as well as us humans. We will be too afraid of their painful stings in the waters we swim in or they are blocking water systems. This is a good article to use because it gave us a better understanding that this over population of jellyfish is affecting multiple things around them.
West Coast Scientists are finding ways to solve the problem of why there is little Blue Fin tuna being left in the sea. From this video the hopes of tracking the Blue fin tuna and finding where there mate migrate and what they eat are one solution so we can get familiar with the fish. Another solution is fish farming, like off coasts some places are keeping track of the fish. They hope we will be putting as much fish back into the ocean as we are taking them out.
Why have a potato chip when you can have a jellyfish chip? In this video you will learn that a solution to helping reduce the jellyfish population is to turn them into a trendy snack of a chip. It takes about a month to actually make the chips but scientists are hoping this could soon start to reduce the thriving species stay controlled.
An interview with Lisa-ann Gershwin who is considered a jellyfish expert talk about the future of the jellyfish and what life is like for them. She explained that jellyfish have been around for a long time and will continue to be around. Humanity never imagined jellyfish to be a major problem but now its becoming a concern because jellyfish are a species that can easily adapt to any condition and they thrive once they find a likable climate (especially due to climate change) and find it so easy to produce and create the major blooms going on. With more research they find that more and more of NEW species of jellyfish are being found and we still have yet to discover all of them. Lisa also went to explain that they are like cockroaches or dandelions, we cant kill them off. "They're built for surviving. They've evolved that way" So in conclusion Jellyfish look to be going no where and not decreasing, the way they have evolved and adapted to the changing waters we now have they know how to thrive. So there is really no way to decrease the big blooms that are continually happening. The only way to help the future is for everyone to become educated about areas where the jellyfish thrive and the precautions we can take to make sure we are safe. "The best way to fix this is to not let it happen in the first place".