In 2017 the Mediterranean coast of Egypt are faced with an unprecedented invasion of jellyfish. We are talking about Rhopilema nomadica, the same form which occurs off the coast of Israel. His birthplace – the Red sea and the Indian ocean.
Photos submitted, not the shore dead jellyfish and advice on how to deal with burns, — most discussed themes in the Egyptian segment of the Internet. Meanwhile, biologists are trying to find the causes of the outbreak population.
One of the most popular versions, after the expansion of the Suez canal in 2015, the Eastern Mediterranean has become much more accessible to the migration of jellyfish – like and other species.
Among other possible causes is called global warming, pollution, organic waste, abundance in the Mediterranean food available to jellyfish, a decrease in the number of fish that eat jellyfish.
The Ministry of environment of Egypt described the situation as an unprecedented phenomenon and created a special Commission to investigate. It also urged people not to jump to conclusions, adding that a major invasion of jellyfish was observed before the expansion.