A few researchers in IZ have begun a new citizen science project that seeks to accumulate information on a box jellyfish. We are particularly interested in the geographical distribution and seasonality of the species Alatina alata in the Caribbean, and because citizen science is becoming increasingly essential and important for documenting biodiversity, we are seeking input from the public.
In order to collect information, we have established the "That's alata Jellyfish" Facebook page and associated Survey. (Bad pun, yes we know.) Now that the Facebook page and Survey are set up, we will be contacting 100's of Dive operators throughout the Caribbean to find out if they, or their patrons, have encountered Alatina alata.
Our FAQ covers a variety of questions that one might have about this project.
by the "That's alata Jellyfish" Team