Monday, March 12, 2007

An uncommon visitor

the transulcent bladder is used as a sail the tentacles can still sting when washed up on the beach
Blue bottles (Portuguese Man of War) (Physalia utriculus) are not a common sight on the Venus Bay beach, being more common in warmer nor then waters. They are not true jelly fish but can still pack a nasty sting even when washed up damaged and dying.

Is this the first sign of warming or just a unusual occurrence of currents, wind and waves?
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