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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)

Mary Hennesey tweetz:

Spotted this beast in Rosslare at the w/e



Shane O’Connor adds:

“Further to the Rosslare jellyfish here is another in Duncannon bloody scary things are everywhere…”

jelly1 jelly2The Medusae Collection: a series of four rather handsome meter-tall mylar pendant lamps modeled on freshwater jellies by Californian design house Roxy Russell.

They don’t sting.

Unless you consider €275 to €330 per lampshade (plus shipping) a sting.