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Thousands of pink jellyfish invade Philippines

Posted on Friday, 3 April, 2020 | Comment icon 4 comments

There were jellyfish as far as the eye could see. Image Credit: Twitter / @SheldonRey
Video footage has emerged showing vast numbers of giant pink jellyfish crammed together in the water.
Filmed on March 23rd by marine biologist Sheldon Rey Boco from Griffith University, Australia, the video, which was recorded at Corong Corong Beach in El Nido, Palawan, shows the sheer scale of the invasion with the water literally heaving with a seemingly limitless number of jellies.

Sometimes nicknamed 'sea tomato', this particular species is called Crambione cf. mastigophora.

"These hundreds or thousands of medusae are probably present in late January or February but because of wind, current and tidal conditions, they only seem to appear during March in Palawan," said Boco.
"The atmosphere, water velocity, current, tide and even geological features of the bay or any body of water can influence the occurrence of medusae and their blooms."

"There are years when blooms or populations of a jellyfish are high and there are also years when they are few or even almost absent."

You can check out the footage he captured below.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Matt221 on 3 April, 2020, 12:27
mmmmmm strawberry flavor
Comment icon #2 Posted by mdbuilder on 3 April, 2020, 13:18
Thank God they're not amphibious...
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jon the frog on 3 April, 2020, 14:45
Can they use them like fertilizer? Some research exist on this: But putting them directly in the field like we used fishes and lobster hundred years ago in eastern Canada could be interesting to test.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 4 April, 2020, 9:25
I just hope not. Isn't it enough what happens to chicken? Now we should mass murder these for fertilizer. Plants just need more love, not more jellyfish vitamins

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