Invasive jellyfish seen spreading in Latvia

The invasive freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii found in Latvia for the first time last year has also been observed in Lake Mazais Baltezers, the Nature Conservation Agency (DAP) reported on July 19.

Last year, it was found in Latvia for the first time in the Drabešu municipality pond. Last year, the DAP reported that it was likely that the jellyfish would also be distributed to other bodies of water, and therefore called for the reporting of observations of this species at [email protected].

The jellyfish are not dangerous to human health and life.

The main reasons that this species is spreading further from its place of origin, China and Japan, are human unconscious action and climate change.

Currently, the jellyfish of the species Craspedacusta sowerbii are present on all continents except Antarctica.

In Europe, the jellyfish of this species have been observed in the 1940s and 1950s, but it is spreading further north as a result of climate change.

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