Jellyfish everywhere!

Taken from the bridge with the sun playing tricks on the water.

Taken from the bridge with the sun playing tricks on the water.

A walk on the north bridge across the intracoastal waterway in New Smyrna Beach today afforded an amazing sight of migrating jellyfish. My research came up with the names Moon Jellys and Cannonball Jellyfish. The Moons look like huge, graceful, translucent discs with a pink petal-like formation in the middle. The Cannonballs reminded me of large acorns floating in the water. My phone wouldn’t get good photos so I grabbed some from Google.

Cannonball Jellyfish like those seen bobbing in the water today

Cannonball Jellyfish like those seen bobbing in the water today

Last week my friend, Pam, and her son-in-law, Mike, were paddleboarding the river amidst hammerhead sharks…good thing they had great balance and didn’t slip off the board. I was thinking of them today with the threat of massive stings. Must be why I didn’t see a single paddleboarder on this gorgeous day.

By the way, summer is back. Our brief sojourn with fall temps is over and the A/C is back on, much to our chagrin!

Moon Jellyfish

Moon Jellyfish

2 responses to “Jellyfish everywhere!

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