The Yellow warning for jellyfish remains this Friday on some beaches from the Malaga coast. Although there are fewer affected areas than in previous days, Marbella continues to be the municipality with the most beaches on alert.
The increase in temperatures and the continuous heat waves have meant that this year the jellyfish advance their arrival in coastal areasand it is expected that extend your stay until “well into the fall.”
The marine biologist and research professor at the CSIC, Josep María Giliassures that these animals could be sighted in the Beaches since last May and what will follow until the month of Novemberwhen your natural period on the Spanish coasts it is usually between June and September
The yellow flag will stay in Estepona on the beach of El Saladillo.
In marbella the beaches affected by these marine animals will be
- The wire
- The Venus
- Royal Zaragoza
Also, Estepona’s El Cristo beach has an orange flag by jellyfish, being the first to have this category in the month of August.
The areas that continue to enjoy the green flag With respect to these marine animals are the coasts of:
- Carob tree
- Victory Corner
The proliferation of jellyfish in the oceans over the last few decades is due to man’s abuse of ocean resourcesthe professor asserted, insisting that the overfishing and pollution are causing a “huge decline” in fish numberswhich feed mainly on them.
This “supposes a issue” for the food chain since every time there are fewer jellyfish predatorswhile they continue to feed normally on plankton, so the proliferation “will not cease”, he concluded.
The information on both the weather and the state of the sea and the amount of jellyfish can be consulted in the Infojellyfish App that he Classroom of the Sea makes available to users.