RECLAIMED Project

Clinical and environmental impact of jellyfish in the Mediterranean.

In the last decade, the proliferation and arrival of jellyfish on our beaches has created public alarm which demands a response from the scientific community. The problem caused in the oceans by mankind’s mistakes has no easy solution in the short term. However, the situation of our beaches does have solutions, and these involve proper, efficient management of the problem.

We use the factors that cause them to arrive on our beaches and a series of effective protocols to avoid stings and attend to people affected by jellyfish stings quickly and safely.

  • By studying historical data on the presence of jellyfish in the Mediterranean, we can report on the level of risk of jellyfish on beaches, how to avoid contact with them and above all assess the scale of the problem.

  • Through research into the biology of the species and the factors that allow them to arrive on our beaches, we can improve prevention and immediate responses.

  • Through biomedical research, we can improve protocols for action, care of patients and effective responses to serious or complex cases.