Monday, 27 June 2011

Stranded Jellyfish

Literally thousands of moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) stranded on the beach at Lower Largo at the weekend.  Being nearly all water, they soon dry out so that almost nothing is left.

The jellyfish also caused a problem at the Torness nuclear power station on the other side of the Forth in in East Lothian. Both reactors at the station were shut down as a precautionary measure after huge numbers of jellyfish were found in sea water entering the plant.