Mass Beach Stranding of Blue Button Jellyfishes, Porpita porpita (Linnaeus 1758) from the Coast of Mandvi, Kutch, India during August, 2021

Niki Shah (Opus Oceanic Research Laboratory, Jyoteshwer Park, Mandvi, Kutch, 370465, India)
Yashesh Shah (Opus Oceanic Research Laboratory, Jyoteshwer Park, Mandvi, Kutch, 370465, India)

Abstract


Present short communication reports about beach stranding of Porpita porpita (Linnaeus 1758) from the Coast of Mandvi, Kutch during August 2021. Also, this is the first record of the blue button jellyfishes for the northern Gulf of Kutch region. A study was carried out by primary observation and measurements of common environmental parameters such as Sea Surface Temperature (SST), Wind Direction & Wind Speed. Aboral and oral parts were observed and described. It is assumed that the large biomass of blue button jellyfish on the beach is due to strong shoreward Monsoon winds.


Keywords


Porpita porpita; Mandvi-Kutch; Northern Gulf of Kutch; Beach stranding; Jelly fish; Hydrozoan; Blue button

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jms.v3i4.3851

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