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In the hot waters of the Moskva River breed jellyfish

August 4 2010

14821.jpeg Due to anomalous heat in the Moscow River bred freshwater jellyfish Kraspedakusta. The journalists told Professor of Invertebrate Zoology, Biological Faculty of Moscow State University Nikolai Marfenin.

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"This phenomenon is quite normal to us ... to the department they sometimes bring. This species is a benthic polyp stage, in which it can exist in many years, without going into meduzoidnuyu stage. So, for decades, these jellyfish does not appear" - said the scientist.

According to him, the jellyfish are fairly heat-loving and never get turned into the cold waters. "Their appearance is undoubtedly due to the increase in water temperature," - said the professor, adding that at this point in the Moscow River found seven of jellyfish with a diameter of about two centimeters.

Ekatherina Svetkina

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