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This morning.

Sandycove, County Dublin.

Ultan Mashup writes:

If the sewage don’t get you, the ‘specific’ jelly will…

More as we get it.

Earlier: A Little Light Dusking

Five-Hundred Yards Of Sh*t-Smelling Foulness I Can’t Even Imagine, Or Maybe I Just Don’t Want To.”

Incredible footage of a Halitrephes maasi jellyfish captured by researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus 4,000 feet underwater at the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico. To wit:

Radial canals that move nutrients through the jelly’s bell form a starburst pattern that reflects the lights of ROV Hercules with bright splashes of yellow and pink,” the Nautilus crew shares. “But without our lights this gelatinous beauty drifts unseen in the dark.




Also: WHAT!!?

This afternoon

Rogerstown beach, Rush. Co Dublin

Barry writes:

Tis a bigin!



Iseult writes:

Found this one in Bettystown [Co Meath] last week…



Vinny writes:

Spotted this monster off the back of Ireland’s Eye a couple of weeks ago. Inside the cave so it was. Loads of them about!



Collywobble writes:

Spotted on Bettystown beach (county Meath). Giant Lions Mane Jelly Fish. Someone helpfully stuck a tennis ball in it for perspective.

Warning for sea swimmers as dangerous giant jellyfish spotted on Irish beaches (Independent)

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An ambitious concept by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut for an oceanic city made from a 3D printed combination of algae and recycled rubbish. The jellyfish-like, marina-domed ‘seascrapers’ extendable up to a kilometre deep, would feature renewable energy sources and sustanable food in the form of vegetable gardens, plankton, algae and mollusc farms.

One of many sustainable/renewable/optimistic concepts that can be viewed at Callebaut’s website.


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The handsome but formidable Physalia physalis captured in close up by retired US Navy photographer Aaron Ansarov.

MORE: Deadly Beauty: A Portrait Of the Portuguese Man O’War (National Geographic)


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Sandycove, Co Dublin today.

If the cold doesn’t get you…

Sasko writes:

“The most venomous jellyfish in Irish waters has been spotted at Sandycove and Sutton beaches, Dublin Bay. Due to high water temperatures and strong westerly winds, it is likely such jellyfish will be seen more frequently in coming weeks….”

The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata), (aka Hair Jelly)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)