Jellyfish vs Depth in the Hudson River

How do different levels of DO and nitrogen concentration found at different depths affect polyp settlement and medusae blooms of the Aurelia aurita “Moon jellyfish” found in the Hudson River?

Intern(s):

Chosen Archie, Alexis Gutierrez, Edward Thompson

Mentor(s):

Sian Auer, Camila Lugo

Project Period:

Summer 2021

Team:

Harlem

We wanted to learn how different levels of dissolved oxygen and nitrogen concentration found at different depths affect polyp settlement and medusae blooms of the Aurelia aurita “Moon jellyfish” found in the Hudson River? We believe polyps will settle best and mature jellyfish will survive best in lower depths where there is a lower oxygen concentration and higher nitrate concentration.

This page was created by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.