Objectives
 

The objective of the proposed project is to review and analyze the historical pattern, and project the trend of distribution and occurrence of harmful jellyfishes in the tropical West Pacific region, and define the potential knowledge gaps for such purpose.

Expected Outcomes

The expected outcomes of the project will be:

(i) available quantitative (and qualitative) information collected by members and compiled as one dataset for the region;

(ii) history and trend of distribution and occurrence of harmful jellyfishes in the tropical West Pacific region;

(iii) the dataset and research results distributed in terms of public outreaches such as schematic map for main species pictures and their occurring location and season, recommendations to relevant management sector and academic publications; and

(iv) proposal for follow-up study or monitoring.

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