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Subject:  Re: Scientists Allay Fears around Jellyfish Boom Date:  1/3/2013  3:31 PM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  40159 of 90464

Is there ANY scientific report, paper, or article about jellyfish, in the last twenty years, that could be construed as instigating or inciting alarm or panic about global warming?

With popular science articles it is a case of 'aiding and abetting'; many of the news articles include supporting quotes from scientists. There are also articles in the research literature such as this one by Hays et al. from 2005:

Climate change and marine plankton
"Although other factors, such as eutrophication and fishing cannot be ruled out as additional factors driving these long-term changes in jellyfish abundance, climate change is strongly implicated."

Purcell et al. write in Anthropogenic causes of jellyfish blooms and their direct consequences for humans: a review:
"Analyses of several long-term (8 to 100 yr) trends in jellyfish populations demonstrate that their abundances vary with climate, often at decadal scales (reviewed in Purcell 2005)....Persistent increases of jellyfish unrelated to climate variation have not yet been demonstrated."

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