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Jellyfish In Barcelona


Lourdes Segade

In the past ten years jellyfish has been arriving to the coast in Barcelona, making the summer a bit strange for people who either work in or enjoy the sea. The climate change and the bad practices at fishing are making these jellies proliferate more than ever.


 

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Bogatell beach in Barcelona, empty, early in the morning. Even when there are jellyfish alerts and the flags are red indicating there's a danger in the sea the beaches in Barcelona are always full of people.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Francisco Antonio Padrós "Sardina" (right) and Manolo, fishermen, as they clean the place where they have been untangling the nets and releasing all the jellyfishes they had caught, jellyfishes (from the species Rhizostoma Pulmo). "Sardina", a 77 years old fishermen who has been fishing since he was four, says that he remembers other days when he caught more jellyfishes but never with such a strong sting as these ones have. "None but me knows the pain I am going through today", he says. Jellyfishes sting even when they are dead. Fishermen complain about how difficult it is to catch fishes when the jellyfishes get caught in the nets. In the last ten years this kind of jellyfish is arriving more frequently to the Catalan coast and to all the Mediterranean area in general.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Jellyfishes (from the species Rhistozoma Pulmo) in the boat of a fisherman.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Francisco Antonio Padrós "Sardina" (left) and Manolo, fishermen, as they untangle the nets and release all the jellyfishes they have caught Jellyfishes (from the species Rhistozoma Pulmo). "Sardina", a 77 years old fishermen who has been fishing since he was four, says that he remembers other days when they caught more jellyfishes but never with such a strong sting as these ones have. "None but me knows the pain I am going through today", he says. Jellyfishes stings even when they are dead. Fishermen complain about how difficult it is to catch fishes when the jellyfishes get caught in the nets. In the last ten years this kind of jellyfish is arriving more frequently to the Catalan coast and to all the Mediterranean area in general.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Francisco Antonio Padrós "Sardina" (left) and Manolo, fishermen, as they untangle the nets and release all the jellyfishes they have caught, jellyfishes (from the species Rhizostoma Pulmo). "Sardina", a 77 years old fishermen who has been fishing since he was four, says that he remembers other days when he caught more jellyfishes but never with such a strong sting as these ones have. "None but me knows the pain I am going through today", he says. Jellyfishes stings even when they are dead. Fishermen complain about how difficult it is to catch fishes when the jellyfishes get caught in the nets. In the last ten years this kind of jellyfish is arriving more frequently to the Catalan coast and to all the Mediterranean area in general.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Separating fresh fish from Jellyfishes (from the species Rhistozoma Pulmo).

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Francisco Antonio Padrós "Sardina" shows his stung and aching hands after having been untangling the nets and releasing all the jellyfishes he caught, jellyfishes (from the species Rhizostoma Pulmo). "Sardina", a 77 years old fishermen who has been fishing since he was four, says that he remembers other days when he caught more jellyfishes but never with such a strong sting as these ones have. "None but me knows the pain I am going through today", he says. Jellyfishes stings even when they are dead. Fishermen complain about how difficult it is to catch fishes when the jellyfishes get caught in the nets. In the last ten years this kind of jellyfish is arriving more frequently to the Catalan coast and to all the Mediterranean area in general.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Antonio López (left) and Pedro González are experienced divers who go to the beach every day. They say that even though jellyfishes do not prevent them from diving it is not very comfortable to get stung by them. "Today we've seen, 150 meters far from the coast and along the beach line, at least 500 to 600 jellyfishes", Antonio states. Even when there are jellyfish alerts and the flags are red indicating there's a danger in the sea the beaches in Barcelona are always full of people.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Two men look at the boat that cleans the water of jellyfishes. Even when there are jellyfish alerts and the flags are red indicating there's a danger in the sea the beaches in Barcelona are always full of people.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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People at La Barceloneta beach in the morning. Even when there are jellyfish alerts and the flags are red indicating there's a danger in the sea the beaches in Barcelona are always full of people.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Mireia Gómez, 8, right after having had her leg cured by a Red Cross team in La Barcelona beach, in Barcelona. Mireia was swimming when suddenly she felt a strong itch in her leg. Now she's a bit afraid of going back to water. Even when there are jellyfish alerts and the flags are red indicating there's a danger in the sea the beaches in Barcelona are always full of people.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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La Barceloneta beach in Barcelona. Even when there are jellyfish alerts and the flags are red indicating there's a danger in the sea the beaches in Barcelona are always full of people.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Yellow flag and jellyfish warning at Coconut beach, in Badalona. Even when there are jellyfish alerts and the flags are red indicating there's a danger in the sea the beaches in Barcelona are always full of people.

Badalona, Barcelona, Espagne - 25/07/2008

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Jellyfish (from the species Rhistozoma Pulmo) at the Marine Sciences Institute (CSIC) of Barcelona. In the last ten years this kind of jellyfhish is arriving more frequently to the Catalan coast.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 24/07/2008

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From left to right: Alejandro Olariaga, Technician, Verónica Fuentes, Doctor and Researcher, and Josep María Gili, Director of the Jellyfish Project at the Marine Sciences Institute (CSIC). At the back, an aquarium with jellyfishes (from the species Rhistozoma Pulmo). In the last ten years this kind of jellyfhish is arriving more frequently to the Catalan coast.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 24/07/2008

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Jellyfishes (from the species Rhistozoma Pulmo) at the Marine Sciences Institute (CSIC) of Barcelona. In the last ten years this kind of jellyfhish is arriving more frequently to the Catalan coast.

Barcelona, Barcelona, Espagne - 24/07/2008

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