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Old 16-10-2013, 07:16   #1
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Killer (and other) jellyfish population explosion

This is a bit concerning. Have cruisers noticed any increase in jelly fish bites in the year or two?

http://qz.com/133251/jellyfish-are-t...-to-stop-them/
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Old 16-10-2013, 07:27   #2
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We have seen some large blooms in south FL this year. Jellies are always around but this summer seems worse. They come in with the tide to our mooring. Was stung just a couple days ago cleaning the bottom and a couple weeks ago down in the Keys. There have been more stories about them lately too - a real problem in Japan it seems and they are trying to figure out if they can be used as food somehow.
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Galveston Bay has a large amount I've noticed in the past few weeks, about 6-8 " diameter, many more than I used to see........
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Re: Killer (and other) jellyfish population explosion

Those in the Gulf are probably moon jellies. There's usually a bloom at this time of the year, but this year is a big one.

Jellyfish salad is pretty good, actually

Be kind to sea turtles. They eat jellyfish.
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Re: Killer (and other) jellyfish population explosion

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Those in the Gulf are probably moon jellies. There's usually a bloom at this time of the year, but this year is a big one.

Jellyfish salad is pretty good, actually

Be kind to sea turtles. They eat jellyfish.
Recipe?
I have seen turtles hanging around the boat too so maybe they are enjoying the jellies. They look like the Moon jellies around here too.
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Re: Killer (and other) jellyfish population explosion

Wish I had one, I guess we could google recipes, couldn't we? I had the salad in an Asian restaurant. It was the bell, shredded, pickled? with other shredded seaweed. Rather like a seaweed salad, just amber in colour

edit: I did Google, it's a simple recipe

http://www.thehongkongcookery.com/20...ish-salad.html
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Old 16-10-2013, 09:03   #7
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Re: Killer (and other) jellyfish population explosion

Go online and check the numbers of admissions for box jelly and irukanji jelly stings for the past 5 yrs. at Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland, Australia. Ditto St. John's Ambulance Service, for beachside treatment of same. Might give you an external confirmation.

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oh wow, jellyfish burgers

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oh wow, jellyfish burgers

Recipes Projects 6.1 Jellyfish burgers
Now there is an idea! The recipes all call for 'prepared' jellyfish already dried and salted. I need to see how these things are harvested and dried.
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Re: Killer (and other) jellyfish population explosion

RELEASE THE ROBOTS:
Watch: Robots that hunt down jellyfish and destroy them | Grist
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Re: Killer (and other) jellyfish population explosion

Those 8 to 10 inch round jellyfish are called "cannonballs" where I live. They are commercially harvested, dried, and shipped to Japan as food. A rig very similar to a shrimp net is used, but they are very heavy, being mainly water.

I have seen them so thick that their kicking up the rudders on a Hobie cat was a problem when you tried to sail through them at high speed.
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the 'cannonballs' are aka 'cabbage head' in my neck
Cannonball jellyfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Moon jellies are different
Aurelia aurita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Galveston Bay has a large amount I've noticed in the past few weeks, about 6-8 " diameter, many more than I used to see........
Man you're not kidding. We anchored at Redfish a few weekends ago and were surrounded by them. No swimming that day.
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Once while running my 2.2 out board I thought my engine had a realy bad missfireing problem then realised it was jelley fish being hit by the prop! another time I went swimming and after getting out My wife looked at me and said OMG what happened it looked like I had been whipped head to toe ! never saw those buggers
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Jellies floating in with the tide. Jelly pancakes? Unfortunately we need to go in the water to search or a friends anchor that fell off.
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