Sunday, 31 August 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
Monday, 18 August 2014
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Have quite often seen quite large numbers of moon jellyfish stranded on the beach around Largo Bay but the last couple of days on the beach at Lundin Links have seen several of these reddish coloured ones in various states of decomposition. At first I thought they might be compass jellyfish but they look much more like the photos of the lion's mane (Cyanea capillata) which is the world's largest - their bells can be over 2 metres across. However, they vary greatly in size and the bell diameter can be as small as around 10cm. The ones I saw stranded on the beach were around 15 to 25cm across. They have a mass of thin tentacles that resemble a lion's mane, which is where they get their name from.
They can deliver a painful sting, even once washed up dead on the beach and so should not be touched.
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Saturday, 9 August 2014
The hairs of the pale tussock moth caterpillar (Dasychira pudibunda) are an irritant and can cause a painful rash.
Friday, 8 August 2014
Can also just see a gannet flying in front of Berwick Law and a line of wind turbines on the hills beyond. (Click to enlarge)