Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Bluebottles are back!
The temperatures here have been so warm that in the last week the beach has been littered with these scary creatures. The Portuguese man o'war or "Bluebottles" as they are otherwise known are nasty and can inflict an evil sting, sometimes causing people to die.
These are apparently meat eaters but other sea creatures such as the loggerhead turtle, blue sea slug, and ocean sunfish love to feast on them. I would say the King Tide from last week most likely bought them in from the ocean, this morning they were all gone so hopefully they have been reclaimed to the seas.