High occurrence of Jellyfish (Catostylus perezi, Ranson 1945) in proximity to industrial development, Gulf of Kutch/ Kachchh, India

Behera, D P ; Thirumaran, G ; Sahu, B K ; Das, R R

Abstract

Here, the mass occurrence of Jellyfish, Catostylus perezi, Ranson 1945 is reported from the coastal waters of Gulf of Kutch/ Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Although high productivity is a possible reason the presence of man-made infrastructures like thermal power plants and ports are further highlighted. A further assessment of the effects of these structures on marine life is suggested in this article.

Keyword(s)

High productivity, Port, Power plant, Scyphozoa

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