Friday, 10 January 2014

Bit of a surprise on the beach this morning! (Fishguard Harbour)  At first I thought it was a Rhisostoma/Barrel Jellyfish but closer examination suggests its a Moon Jellyfish  Aurelia aurita and probably the biggest I have ever seen. The welly footprint is my size 11 ,which measures over 35 cm so i reckon the diameter of the jelly would be 40 cm +. Something seems to have eaten a ragged hole in its top but whether that happened before or after it stranded is not known.