Deep-sea mining and warming trigger stress in a midwater jellyfish: GEOMAR study investigates effects of sediment plumes

21.11.2023/Kiel. The deep sea is home to one of the largest animal communities on earth which is increasingly exposed to environmental pressures. However, our knowledge of its inhabitants and their response to human-induced stressors is still limited. A new study led by scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel now provides first insights into the stress response of a pelagic deep-sea jellyfish to ocean warming and sediment plumes caused by deep-sea mining. The researchers are publishing their results today in the journal Nature Communications.

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