Jellyfish and jelly blobs…

One of the nicest things about the beach is that it changes all the time and every tide brings new things to see.

Last year, for the first time, I found a jelly blob. Clearly “jelly blob” is not the proper
term for it, but it does describe what it was like. A small (about 2cm across) blob of
clear jelly with jade coloured strands in it. I found out, via the Natural History Museum‘s
website, that it was actually an egg mass of the green leaf worm (Eulalia viridis). I have
kept looking, but so far I haven’t seen the adult worms.

A Jelly Blob - aka the egg mass of the green leaf worm (Eulalia viridis)

A Jelly Blob – aka the egg mass of the green leaf worm (Eulalia viridis)

At the other extreme, was this Lion’s Mane jellyfish that washed up on Traeth Penrhos. Funnily enough, another name for this is sea blubber.

Lion's mane jelly fish on Penrhos beach (and a size 5 foot)

Lion’s mane (Cyanea capillata) jelly fish on Penrhos beach (and a size 5 foot)

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