Saturday, 26 May 2012


Over the last few days, our local beach has been dotted with Crown Jellyfish (Netrostoma setouchina).  Perhaps this seasonal invasion has something to do with the "cold" winter temperatures we have been experiencing recently (lows of 17' C at night) - would be interesting to know!  

Many haven't survived being washed ashore, but others can be observed, swimming in the shallow water, their umbrellas undulating - like hula dancers wearing lacy purple tutus! 

Hmmm - I can see the components of a great silk painting here!
 Recent beach walks with my kids and their friends have become mini rescue missions as we try to return jellyfish left stranded by receding tides back to deeper water...  (no long, stinging tentacles with this variety!)

Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi, May 2012


  1. The jelly fish is so beautiful! Are they poisonous?

  2. We haven't been able to find much information on these jellyfish - but they appear to be harmless.. :)