Meeting 2019

This 4th meeting brought together observers and scientists in Funchal between the 23rd and 24th of November and had the collaboration of the Funchal Marine Biology Station and the Canadian Embassy in Lisbon. Once again, the meeting began, addressing the GelAvista program and presenting the most recent data on gelatinous species occurring in Portugal.

Followed by presentations by guest speakers: Peter Ross, from Ocean Wise (Canada), who spoke about microplastic pollution in the oceans; Sonia Gueroun, from the GoGelly project, who presented a bibliographic collection on jellyfish in Macaronesia; and Mafalda Freitas (GelAvista Madeira) who presented data on the abundance of jellyfish in the last 5 years for the Madeira archipelago. At the end of the meeting, our observers Álvaro Palricas (Madeira), Associação Predominante Azul (Ericeira lifeguard team) and Catarina Soares (Torres Vedras) received the Medusa d’Ouro award.