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The Italian sea faces a troublesome and potentially dangerous invasion. The luminous jellyfish makes its appearance on the coasts. Here is where.

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A new and “cumbersome” problem comes to undermine the start of the Italian bathing season: the arrival on the coasts and beaches of the Pelagia noctiluca, commonly known as the luminous jellyfish.

This particular name is due to the ability of this marine species to glow in the dark. A fantastic spectacle, certainly, but a sizeable one for the managers of the establishments.

The presence of this animal is increasingly massive and makes it difficult for customers to swim in the sea. Indeed, its tentacles are even more prickly than the other jellyfish in circulation, and it is enough to touch it to end up with marks pain and blisters on the body.

The current number is getting more and more incisive, and for now the staff can’t help picking them up with nets and buckets to try to release as many meters of sea as possible. But where are most of them?

Luminous jellyfish: here are the areas where to find it

For the moment, the invasion of these jellyfish concerns southern Italy and in particular the Ionian Sea, in the Salento region. Nowadays, the coasts are full of these invertebrates and prevent bathers from enjoying the crystal clear sea of ​​the region. What is the reason for such an impressive arrival?

Pelagia usually lives in tropical, warmer and more temperate waters and our sea is too cold for that. Apparently, however, with rising temperatures, even our waters have become “tasty” for this species. Specialists believe that their arrival is linked to above-average temperatures in the Mediterranean Sea.

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It should also be noted that industrial fishing has considerably reduced the quantity of fish, thus favoring the proliferation of jellyfish. However, biologists reassure that it is a natural phenomenon but of short duration. The sea should therefore soon become clear again.

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