Stung! : on jellyfish blooms and the future of the ocean

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Stung! : on jellyfish blooms and the future of the ocean
2013
Place Published: 
Chicago
Publisher: 
The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 
9780226020105
Edition: 
Description: 
xiv, 424 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-408) and index.
Jellyfish behaving badly -- At the mercy of jellyfish -- Some astonishing ecological impacts -- Jellyfish completely out of control -- Jellyfish, planetary doom, and other trivia -- Jellyfish: the basics -- Overview of ecosystem perturbations -- Overfishing: a powerful agent of ecosystem change -- Eutrophication almost always leads to jellyfish -- Pollution destabilizes ecosystems -- Biopollution: the twelfth plague -- Climate change changes everything -- The weeds shall inherit the earth -- The allee effect, trophic cascades, and shifting baselines -- The jellyfish double whammy -- High-energy and low-energy ecosystems -- The oceans are dying to tell us something -- Ocean acidification: the "new" problem -- The rise of slime.
Author: 
Lisa-ann Gershwin ; with a foreword by Sylvia Earle
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