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Why are there more jellyfish in the sea and what does this mean?

Jellyfish are among the few types of plankton visible to the human eye. Image: Unsplash/Jeffrey Hamilton

Abigail McQuatters-Gollop

Associate Professor of Marine Conservation, University of Plymouth


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Different species of copepods - shrimp-like crustaceans. Increasingly abundant jellyfish are just one example of the many ways that plankton are reflecting climate change’s influence on the ocean. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Andrei Savitsky

Phytoplankton blooms are usually so vast they can even be seen from space. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Safa.daneshvar

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