Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 18, 1321–1337, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1321-2022
Ocean Sci., 18, 1321–1337, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1321-2022
Research article
13 Sep 2022
Research article | 13 Sep 2022

Multi-platform study of the extreme bloom of the barrel jellyfish Rhizostoma pulmo (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) in the northernmost gulf of the Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Trieste) in April 2021

Nydia Catalina Reyes Suárez et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-393', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Nydia Catalina Reyes Suarez, 22 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-393', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Nydia Catalina Reyes Suarez, 22 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Nydia Catalina Reyes Suarez on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Aug 2022) by Mario Hoppema
AR by Nydia Catalina Reyes Suarez on behalf of the Authors (09 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Aug 2022) by Mario Hoppema
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Short summary
Explaining the dynamics of jellyfish blooms is a challenge for scientists. Biological and meteo-oceanographic data were combined on different timescales to explain the exceptional bloom of the jellyfish Rhizostoma pulmo in the Gulf of Trieste (Adriatic Sea) in April 2021. The bloom was associated with anomalously warm seasonal sea conditions. Then, a strong bora wind event enhanced upwelling and mixing of the water column, causing jellyfish to rise to the surface and accumulate along the coast.