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1st of August 2022 – Jellyish and the marine ecosistems

Jellyfish are part of the marine ecosystem and therefore play a role and are important. However, they are running out of predators and are becoming a problem for other marine species such as anchovies and sardines. Human activity, the warming of the oceans and the emission of pollutants are some of the causes of the proliferation of these animals.

What are jellyfish? It is one of the oldest organisms on our planet. They are planktonic organisms that live suspended in water (generally marine, although there are also some freshwater species). They have a very simple morphology, formed by a bell-shaped structure that houses the stomach and gonads. From this bell, known as an umbrella, the tentacles emerge. They are characterised by having stinging cells, the cnidocysts. These contain a poison that is injected into prey by means of a filament equipped with spines. Just by simple contact with the prey, the cells fire and “sting”.

19 July 2022: Talking about sea turtles on the Costa del Sol coastline

Jellyfish are part of the marine ecosystem and therefore play a role and are important. However, they are running out of predators and are becoming a problem for other marine species such as anchovies and sardines. Human activity, the warming of the oceans and the emission of pollutants are some of the causes of the proliferation of these animals.

What are jellyfish? It is one of the oldest organisms on our planet. They are planktonic organisms that live suspended in water (generally marine, although there are also some freshwater species). They have a very simple morphology, formed by a bell-shaped structure that houses the stomach and gonads. From this bell, known as an umbrella, the tentacles emerge. They are characterised by having stinging cells, the cnidocysts. These contain a poison that is injected into prey by means of a filament equipped with spines. Just by simple contact with the prey, the cells fire and “sting”.

11th of July of 2022: Our sea floor
Vegetation that can be found on our coastal sea floor

We often visit and enjoy the outstanding beauty of our coasts and beaches, without ever stopping to discover the immense world full of life that its waters harbour.

The coast of Malaga is a very rich and diverse space in landscapes; with beaches, cliffs, estuaries, dune systems and seabeds with ecosystems as important as the coralline ones in the rocky substrates, or the seagrass meadows in the sandy ones.

The seabeds of the Province of Malaga offer great biodiversity. This is the result of its strategic bio-geographic location, where species from the European Atlantic, from the Mediterranean, from the subtropical area of Northwest Africa, and endemic ones from the area of influence of the Strait of Gibraltar converge.

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Asociación ProDunas Marbella

The Association works tirelessly for the defence and preservation of the unique ecosystems that survive in the natural sand dune environments in the Province of Málaga; promotes the protection of native flora and small wildlife; promotes recovery, rehabilitation and conservation of interesting biodiversity of sand dunes areas in the municipality of Marbella.