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Pacific weather conditions cause Australian jellyfish bloom

Pacific weather conditions cause Australian jellyfish bloom

Updated 30 October 2012, 18:06 AEDT

There's been an explosion in the jellyfish numbers in northern Australia due to changing weather conditions in the Pacific Ocean.

The Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Service says jellyfish blooms could cost commerical fisheries millions of dollars in lost revenue.

It's been a particularly bad season in the Gulf of Carpentaria, despite heavy rain which usually clears the creatures out of the estuaries.

Rural reporter Marty McCarthy asked Doctor Lisa-ann Gershwin, from the Advisory Services what's causing the problem.

Presenter:Marty McCarthy

Speaker:Doctor Lisa-ann Gershwin from Australian MArine Stinger Advisory Service, Barramundi fisherman Gary Ward

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