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11:00

Local

Experts predict a low risk of jellyfish affecting bathers this August

Ignacio LILLO

They're one of the things beachgoers on the Costa are most scared of, but this year they've hardly been noticed. Unlike last year, swarms of stinging jellyfish along the water's edge have been few and far between. "This is a normal summer; there ... has been just the odd [jellyfish] on certain days but a lot fewer than 2018," said Jesús Bellido, expert at Malaga's Aula del Mar oceanographic centre. He added that August should see the same low numbers. As the water in the Med directly off the ... Costa, known as the Alboran Sea, behaves differently to the main Mediterranean sea basin, the swarms reported further to the east shouldn't get this far. Bathers can download an app in Spanish, Infomedusa, to keep up to date on local jellyfish

11:58

Local

Experts predict fewer jellyfish close to the shore this summer

IGNACIO LILLO

The marine protection organisation Aula del Mar is expecting fewer jellyfish on the shores of the Costa del Sol this summer, after an abnormally high presence last year. Biologist Jesús Bellido explained that 2018 was an unusual year with massive ... and frequent invasions of jellyfish disrupting bathing. In contrast, this season is expected to be "normal" with two or three days of incidents. Bellido explained that the key is not knowing why there are fewer now, but why there were so many last ... summer. "Jellyfish are typically abundant, but the sea currents, the wind and reproductive phenomena can cause aggregations, and when they arrive on the beaches they affect bathers," said Bellido. "It is a very complicated issue and we have little

13:44

Local

"There are clear figures about climate change; we should put them up at bus stops"

MATÍAS STUBER

...food in the form of plankton. And, at the same time, a wealth and flavour of fish you only find here. -Jellyfish are also very common in the summer nowadays. Is it too soon to talk about a plague? -There have always been jellyfish. Sometimes our ... memories fail us. The arrivals of jellyfish are in long cycles, normally 18 to 20 years. Now we are in a low period. There are other types of animal, like the Portuguese man of war, which cause alarm because their sting is very dangerous, but they are not ... really jellyfish. It isn't true that the numbers of jellyfish are increasing, locally or globally. What happens is that we are more exposed to them these days. There are more people on the beaches, and a lot of mobile phones to film them. -There is no

15:01

Local

Jellyfish-free zones to be set up on some Marbella beaches

Mónica Pérez

The councillor for Beaches in Marbella, Manuel Cardeña, has announced he will set up special jellyfish-free areas in the water on some beaches this summer. Local data shows that some 80 tonnes of organic debris, mostly jellyfish, was removed from

12:02

Gibraltar

A look back at the Gibraltar news in 2018

Debbie Bartlett

jellyfish As a longlasting 'plague' of jellyfish made life miserable for swimmers in southern Spain and Gibraltar, it was announced that a jellyfish warning flag would be flown on Gibraltar''s beaches to warn of their presence. August Incidents at

17:30

Local

Jellyfish invasion forces Costa beaches to close

B. GUTIÉRREZ / R. APARICIO

The east wind, known as the 'Levante', has been pushing a plague of jellyfish back on to the Costa del Sol this week, after similar incidents earlier his summer. On Wednesday much of the eastern Costa along the Axarquía was affected, with yellow

15:04

Gibraltar

Look out for new purple jellyfish flag

Debbie Bartlett

From now on Gibraltar's beaches will fly a purple flag to indicate that jellyfish and/or other dangerous marine life are known to be in the area. If you see a purple flag, it doesn't mean swimming is prohibited if sea conditions are suitable, but

16:45

Local

Beach businesses say jellyfish have disrupted their summer

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

The owners of beach-based attractions are counting their losses this summer after plagues of jellyfish have disrupted business. As well as being an inconvenience for bathers wanting to take a dip, the swarms of jellyfish brought in with the sea ... Malaga, Torre del Mar and San Pedro Alcántara. Studies needed The Aula del Mar marine conservation organisation has called for an in-depth study to find out more about the dynamics of the jellyfish, how they behave in specific areas and the frequency ... fact that human activity is putting more and more pressure on the seas and oceans. "This is altering the ecosystem and one of the consequences could be that the cycles are shortening or that the annual production of jellyfish is increasing. We don’t

17:25

Local

Costa del Sol beaches packed this weekend despite jellyfish invasion

c. m. / e. c.

The Costa del Sol’s first weekend of real summer weather coincided with the arrival of an enormous swarm of jellyfish. Thousands of Pelagia Noctiluca washed up onto beaches along the Costa del Sol, from Nerja all the way to Benalmádena. Town ... councils hoisted yellow flags on the affected beaches along the Axarquía coastline on Saturday, to warn visitors, while the beach-cleaning services used tractors and boats to remove the jellyfish from the beaches and the bathing water. Infomedusa, an app ... for the infestation, but highlights the fact that abundant rain during recent months plus the strong and changing winds have attracted the jellyfish toward the shores. The reduction in numbers of sea turtles, the jellyfish's natural predator is also