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STATE OF THE INDIGENOUS GELATINOUS ANIMALS IN THE BLACK SEA: THE JELLYFISH AURELIA AURITA AND THE COMB-JELLY PLEUROBRACHIA PILEUS IN 1999-2002 In 1999-2002, the biomass of Aurelia aurita remained comparable with the preceding years (140-360 g m-2); the biomass of Pleurobrachia pileus, in contrast, was lower in 1999-2001 than before (61-128 g m-2) (Fig. 8). This could reﬂect consumption of P. pileus by B. cf ovata. In aquarium conditions, Beroe indeed readily eats P. , 2000a,b). 2. STATE OF THE PHYTOPLANKTON Phytoplankton composition, abundance and biomass were investigated in early September 2002 while B.
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