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Old 12-01-2018, 21:14   #1
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It looks to be a small jelly of some sort. Found in Coffs Harbour Australia. They seem to have two little tentacles.

I noticed them yesterday while under the boat. I’m pretty sure I got a little sting on my neck. My guess is their not the Irukandji because I’d probably be in the hospital today.
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Maybe juvenile jellies or jellyfish eggs growing.. Our jellyfish eggs here in Louisiana look like a scoop of clear, well, jelly.
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Hmm, my guess is the eggs wouldn’t have tentacles... but maybe juvenile. If so then what kind? And are the adults present somewhere?
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I actually looked at these under a microscope but couldn’t find the tentacles, maybe they were stuck to itself, but the ones I saw in the water definitely had two tentacles.
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Very interesting. Maybe you should try to incubate them!

Seriously though, they may just be eggs of some sort. Fish or jellyfish.
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It looks to be a small jelly of some sort. Found in Coffs Harbour Australia. They seem to have two little tentacles.
Do yourself a favour and install The Jellyfish App (for Android, see: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...lyfishapp.free ; or browse https://thejellyfishapp.com/ for that other operating system).


The developer of the app, Lisa-Ann Gershwin, is based in Hobart, Tasmania, Aus, but her app is applicable world-wide.

Lisa also runs workshops on jellyfish (next up is a workshop in Phuket, Thailand, followed by one in Hobart, Tasmania, Aus).

Lisa has written books on jellyfish and much more.

See more at: HOME - lisagershwin.com

I've no business or personal relationship with Lisa.

Late last year I was on-board another cruiser's boat in Malaysian waters. That cruiser had seen an unusual invertebrate in the water that morning. I recommended installing The Jellyfish App. The cruiser downloaded the app. Not confident in identifying a potentially lethal beast, the cruiser took a photo of the beast, forwarded the photo to Lisa via the app (the app has an "Ask Lisa" menu item in the pro version but not in the free version). Lisa responded with an identification within minutes.
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Small jimbles?
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Ctenophores
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Old 13-01-2018, 02:28   #9
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Bandersnatch eggs.

They are frumious so be careful.




’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.



“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun

The frumious Bandersnatch!”



He took his vorpal sword in hand;

Long time the manxome foe he sought—

So rested he by the Tumtum tree

And stood awhile in thought.



And, as in uffish thought he stood,

The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,

Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,

And burbled as it came!



One, two! One, two! And through and through

The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!

He left it dead, and with its head

He went galumphing back.



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Come to my arms, my beamish boy!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”

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Irukandji jellyfish are any of several similar, extremely venomous species of box jellyfish. With an adult size of roughly a cubic centimetre (1 cm3), they are both one of the smallest and most venomous jellyfish in the world. They inhabit the marine waters of Australia.
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That was nice Paulajayne, The Jabberwokey was one of two poems I ever memorized in it's entirety. The other one goes " oh pointy bird, oh pointy pointy, upon my head annointy nointy" Steve Martin.
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That was nice Paulajayne, The Jabberwokey was one of two poems I ever memorized in it's entirety. The other one goes " oh pointy bird, oh pointy pointy, upon my head annointy nointy" Steve Martin.
Love silly verse.



On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can't catch 'em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

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I think they are Krakin fry. The start out very tiny.
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looks and sounds like a comb jelly - a ctenophore, distant relative to jellyfish. They do not sting, so it might have been something else that 'bit' you. Comb jellies are phosphorescent at night and light up the water when something, like an oar, swishes by them.
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Do yourself a favour and install The Jellyfish App (for Android, see: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...lyfishapp.free ; or browse https://thejellyfishapp.com/ for that other operating system).


The developer of the app, Lisa-Ann Gershwin, is based in Hobart, Tasmania, Aus, but her app is applicable world-wide.

Lisa also runs workshops on jellyfish (next up is a workshop in Phuket, Thailand, followed by one in Hobart, Tasmania, Aus).

Lisa has written books on jellyfish and much more.

See more at: HOME - lisagershwin.com

I've no business or personal relationship with Lisa.

Late last year I was on-board another cruiser's boat in Malaysian waters. That cruiser had seen an unusual invertebrate in the water that morning. I recommended installing The Jellyfish App. The cruiser downloaded the app. Not confident in identifying a potentially lethal beast, the cruiser took a photo of the beast, forwarded the photo to Lisa via the app (the app has an "Ask Lisa" menu item in the pro version but not in the free version). Lisa responded with an identification within minutes.

This App is excellent.
This list of life threatening jellies is disturbing long..
And I didnt know theres Irukandji in the Caribbean!
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