Representatives of gelatinous zooplankton are increasingly reported in large numbers, with more than 1000 species worldwide, including Cnidaria, Ctenophora and Thaliacea, often collectively known as ” jellyfish “
The resulting patterns should see a stable situation at low and high latitudes, with no tendency to gelatinous plankton blooms, whereas these phenomena should increase at mid-latitudes, but this speculation needs to be substantiated by focused studies.
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