First observations of the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880 in Ireland coincides with unusually high water temperatures

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dc.contributor.author Minchin, Dan
dc.contributor.author Caffrey, Joe M.
dc.contributor.author Haberlin, Damien
dc.contributor.author Germaine, David
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Colm
dc.contributor.author Boelens, Rick
dc.contributor.author Doyle, Thomas K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-06T19:34:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-06T19:34:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-10
dc.identifier.citation Minchin, D., Caffrey, J.M., Haberlin, D., Germaine, D., Walsh, C., Boelens, R. and Doyle, T.K. (2016) ‘First observations of the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880 in Ireland coincides with unusually high water temperatures’, BioInvasions Records, 5(2), pp. 67-74. doi:10.3391/bir.2016.5.2.02 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 67 en
dc.identifier.endpage 74 en
dc.identifier.issn 2242-1300
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3750
dc.identifier.doi 10.3391/bir.2016.5.2.02
dc.description.abstract The freshwater hydrozoan Craspedacusta sowerbii was observed for the first time in Ireland at five localities in two separate river catchments (Shannon and Erne) during the summer of 2013. All collected medusae from Lough Derg on the Shannon catchment were female. Analysis of water temperature data for the period 2001–2015 found that water temperatures greater than 21°C were only recorded in 2013. The occurrence of medusae in three distinct areas during this unusually warm summer suggests that it may have been present in its polyp form for some years, or even decades. While it is not known when the species arrived in Ireland, the spread of this species may have involved different pathways. With climate warming, further appearances of the medusa-stage may be expected. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre, Helsinki, Finland en
dc.rights © 2016, the Authors. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (Attribution 2.0 Generic - CC BY 2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ en
dc.subject Polyp en
dc.subject Medusa en
dc.subject Cryptogen en
dc.subject Lake en
dc.subject Bloom en
dc.title First observations of the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880 in Ireland coincides with unusually high water temperatures en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Damien Haberlin, Coastal And Marine Research Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: d.haberlin@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-03-03T13:18:25Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle BioInvasions Records en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress d.haberlin@ucc.ie en


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