Warm Water Brings Jellyfish to the UK

Written by on July 31, 2013 in Invertebrates, Jellyfish, Marine Life

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Divers find shark strung up in ‘act of cruelty’ off NSW central coast

A marine photographer captured footage of a dead mako shark that was tied up by its tail and drowned off the New South Wales central coast. The shark was tied to a marker buoy and had stab wounds in its torso. The incident is currently being investigated.

Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic

Recent reports have depicted the North Pole as a giant lake, but researchers at the University of Washington note that this isn’t actually the case. The North Pole isn’t underwater, but a powerful photograph makes it look that way. The picture appears to be a lake in the North Pole, but it’s actually only two feet deep and a few hundred feet wide, which is “not unusual to find on an Arctic ice floe in late July.”

Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

Despite cleaning efforts over the weekend, crude oil has covered a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea. About 50 tons of oil spilled into the water on Saturday from a leak in a pipeline, making it the fourth major oil spill in the country’s history.

Warm weather sees boom in UK jellyfish blooms

Recent warm weather has led to a rapid increase in jellyfish blooms around Britain’s coasts. The cold spring meant that few jellyfish were spotted in June, but now several species, including the Lion’s Mane, are being reported frequently. Officials are reminding people to be very careful and to report any sightings online, with photos if possible.

Lion's mane jellyfish.

Lion’s mane jellyfish. Photo credit: thor_mark via photopin cc.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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