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Old 12 September 2005, 08:11   #1
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Jellyfish and the Beaulieu River

Not funny or controvertial this one, sorry.

Does anyone know why there are so many Jellyfish in the Beaulieu River?

I was up there again this weekend and once again there were literally thousands of the little buggers in the water. I have never seen any in the Hamble, Itchen or Medina.

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Old 12 September 2005, 08:33   #2
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I think it is a due to the fact that the river is comparatively very clean but if you think there are a lot there now you should have seen it earlier in the year So many there was almost no water left Des

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Old 13 September 2005, 01:48   #3
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They tend to mass for things like breeding, I think its centred around the lunar cycle. Saw a similar thing on the west coast of scotland once. Wondered how the ferry propeller functioned, cavitation due to jelly?
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Old 13 September 2005, 04:17   #4
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There's been loads in Cardigan Bay this year too - and I saw my first Sun Fish on Sunday morning (well, its fin and back anyway). Apparently they need warm water (in Wales? ) and eat jelly-fish.


P.S. No idea why there are so many in the Beaulieu River tho'...
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