Jellyfish invading Florida’s west coast? “Never seen so many” says Sarasota fishermen… “Hanging off the line” while reeling in — “Associated with poor water quality”


Currents steering sea nettles our way, Sarasota Herald Tribune, October 20, 2010:

In Sarasota Bay and some waters offshore, sea nettles are causing pain. Driven by ocean currents, the jellyfish with the long stinging tentacles have been spotted from Fort Myers to St. Petersburg Beach. ...

"[T]here's a lot of them," said Gary Gilliland, an area charter fishing captain who has never seen so many nettles in his decades of fishing here... last weekend, he said, "there were jellyfish hanging off the line as the guy was reeling in." ...

But in an interesting abnormality, sea nettles were practically absent this summer in the northern Gulf of Mexico...

Because they can survive in low oxygen and other conditions inhospitable for other species, nettles tend to multiply into massive blooms when competing fish disappear. For this reason, they are often associated with poor water quality.

See also: Senior Scientist: “The rich diversity of species in the Gulf” may be replaced with only “JELLYFISH and BACTERIA”

5 comments to Jellyfish invading Florida’s west coast? “Never seen so many” says Sarasota fishermen… “Hanging off the line” while reeling in — “Associated with poor water quality”

  • premurderedGOM

    As the oceans succumb to pollution, jellies will fill them. Saw this on Discovery. Every body of water on this planet is getting polluted. Then what?

  • AZ Patriot

    i am not overly religous but this seems to have happened ...ya'all are in my prayers

    Bible scholars associate the seven seals with the seven Spirits of God,[1] and other Biblical 'sevens'.[2] The seals contain symbols It also states that there will be "seven trumpets" announcing aspects of the "End Times": mankind being judged, seas turning to blood, sores on people's bodies, plagues, infertility, and the introduction of "seven bowls" (in King James Version called "vials"). These bowls are a third each of the sea, humankind, water, animal life, ships, crops, and earth, all engulfed by an infinite abyss.

  • Albert Trimble

    These bowls are a third each of the sea, humankind, water, animal life, ships, crops, and earth, all engulfed by an infinite abyss.<<

    These passages are from the Book of Revelation, a highly symbolic, or parabolic book, in which the thing said is not the thing meant, but is only an illustration. The seas will not turn to literal blood. 'Sea' is a symbol of restless humanity in Revelation. Most so called Bible Scholars don't have a clue a about Revelation.
    http://www.revelation-today.com/

  • xdrfox

    East Coast In Datona area is having many Box Jellyfish coming ashore with their long tenicles stinging people.. Last July 1st many other type jellyfish washed ashore here ... http://beforeitsnews.com/story/91/422/Tens_of_thousands_of_Jelly_fish_are_washing_ashore_Florida_East_Coast.html

  • premurderedGOM

    I have seen the sea RED. In Orange Beach, Alabama. Blood red. From fire retardants sprayed that no one talks about. I also know that the sea is full of blood, from the animals slaughtered by montrous despicable people who have the nerve to call themselves human.

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