A Quick Guide to Marine Bioinvasions

CLOSE UP: EXPORTING THE COMB JELLY
If you see a comb jelly, you can help out by contacting one of the following:
  • the Sea Grant Program in your state
  • the local natural history museum
  • a university field station
  • a local U.S. Fish & Wildlife Office
  • Comb JellyMneniopsis leidyi is a comb —a jellyfish-like animal that feeds on zooplankton and is native to New England. Since its export to Europe's Black and Azov Seas, this creature's population has grown so much that it has caused a significant decline in stocks of anchovies, which also consume zooplankton.

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