Monday, 31 August 2009

Jolly jellyfish

Hmmm. It is amazing how tiny temperature changes are seen so quickly in flora and fauna. Around our coasts global warming is having an impact and East coast fish are now including species that we commonly only ever saw on the South coast. Jellyfish are a very visible and real reminder of the fact that the water is, simply, warmer.

Here passing through a marina in our annual August of racing the little 4 ringed common Moon Jellyfish (aurelia aurita) is in evidence everywhere - a denser population in the marina than I can ever remember. Not good....

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