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Jellyfish threaten the Russian industry for the extraction of eggs

November 15 2005
15:17

State of the industry for the extraction of eggs concerned authorities of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia. Meduobraznoe being - the comb jelly Mnemiopsis appeared in the Caspian Sea. It eats all the food for fish producing eggs.

Typically, this jellyfish inhabit on the East Coast as it skidded into the Caspian Sea is not clear.

She eats the same plankton as the beluga and sturgeon. And, depending on the amount of food it can grow in size 2 times per day, and set aside 8,000 eggs a day.

"It's just a monster. If she will also continue to eat, then soon in the Caspian Sea will remain the fish "- says Rufat engaged in fishing for over 20 years.

Number of sprat has already decreased by 50-80%. Beluga began to produce fewer eggs.

But a weapon against this scourge still found Iranian scientists - other jellyfish Beroe Ovata, she eats just Mnemiopsis, RBC

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