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Queensland beach is covered in blue jellyfish


Posted on Friday, 3 February, 2017 | Comment icon 4 comments

Blue blubber jellyfish. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Fernandez
Visitors to the Australian east coast at the weekend were greeted by a thick blanket of blue jellyfish.
Charlotte Lawson, who had been visiting the beach at Queensland's Deception Bay on Sunday afternoon, couldn't believe her eyes when she came across the spectacle.

"[When] we got closer we realised it was jellyfish," she said. "It was like bubble wrap across the beach. There was only a meter of sand between the jellyfish and the concrete."


According to marine scientists, the peculiar phenomenon is known as 'bloom'.

"Jellyfish bloom is part of their lifecycle and if the winds blow just right and if the water level falls with the tide, then they get stranded," said marine biologist Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (4)

Tags: Jellyfish, Australia

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Claire. on 3 February, 2017, 11:59
Yeah sure, a beach littered with round blue squishy things is jaw-dropping, but the story doesn't have the ending I was hoping for.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Gecks on 3 February, 2017, 18:26
Deception bays not too far from home. Seen quite a few washed up before but wow
Comment icon #3 Posted by Daughter of the Nine Moons on 4 February, 2017, 2:05
My goodness those are pretty looking.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Kismit on 4 February, 2017, 2:08
Nope. Just nope...


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