Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jellyfish

This afternoon I took Deb and the girls to Suttons Beach at Redcliffe for a walk along the sand and a paddle in water. It was low-tide and one of the things I noticed was several types of stranded jellyfish.  The one in the image below appears to be a Blue Blubber Jellyfish (Catostylus mosaicus).  The sting can be painful but generally poses no risk to humans.



Australia has many species of jellyfish which can affect humans. The Australian Box Jellyfish is the only proven lethal species but there are many others which can give you bad stings.

In the images below is another type I found.  I have no idea what it is.  I decided to pick it up, wash the sand off it, and take some 'arty' photos. Enjoy.





4 comments:

sodaklady said...

Very cool. It looks like a blue glass brain.

Ookami Snow said...

I have never seen a jelly fish before outside of water. blue glass brain is a good description.

Anonymous said...

PS: to save future injury to those reading your post, it's not necessarily a 'safe' Jellyfish.

The Blue Blubber sting "can be painful but generally poses no serious risk to humans".

You've had no problems touching it as the tentacles (carrying the stinging cells) have washed/rotted away prior to your discovery :)

Ozvortex said...

Thanks for your comment about the Blue Blubber. I've updated my blog entry. Do you know what type of jellyfish is the one in the three lower images, the one that looks like a blue brain?