FEWER JALLYFISH, HIGH TEMPERATURES

The good news is that the heavy rain that fell along much of the country’s coastline this Spring will help to keep the banks of jellyfish away from our shores this summer, according to Dacha Atienza of the Sciences of the Sea Institute, CSIC. He said that the rain water would have reduced the saline content and density of the water close to the beach, and that this would act as a “physical barrier” to keep the jellyfish away bathers. The government has announced a “Summer plan” aimed at predicting where the jellyfish will appear which also includes a series of measures to limit the risks to people. The bad news is that this summer will be hotter than last year, especially along the Valencia coast, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. The weathermen also expect heat waves lasting four to six days.

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