Jellyfish not such a new phenomenon

First published in Readers' Letters

IT is stated by your article “Experts predict jellyfish baby boom thanks to rising sea temperatures” (Daily Echo, August 8) that certain fish are ‘now’ populating British waters.

With quotes such as ‘now being seen’ or ‘lighting up’ the British sea bed in the ‘past 15 years’ inferring that this is a new and dramatic global warming or sea temperature rising development.

Infestations of various types of jellyfish have occurred in British waters for over 50 years to my knowledge which is as long as I have been on this planet.

In addition, the four other specific seawater creatures you refer to have also been roaming our waters in considerable numbers for at least the same period and probably an awful lot longer!

CHRIS PALLOT, Netley .

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree