Habitat Suitability Mapping for Cyanea Capillata in the Hudson River
This study investigates the presence and abundance of lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) in New York’s Hudson River. Combining established information with innovative technological methods, Gibbs-Brown aims to create habitat suitability maps which can project the timing and magnitude of lion’s mane jellyfish blooms. Using the data analyzing program, Matlab, Gibbs-Brown visualized data from regional ocean monitoring system dataset Doppio. Data collection in the field, in the form of water quality testing, was also incorporated to empirically ground incoming data.