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.

10 comments:

  1. ouch, beautiful but nasty. Better watch out especially if you swim.

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  2. Beauty and beast of the sea. The blue colour is so attractive.

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  3. Hello, the are beautiful but sounds scary. I would not want to swim with them.
    Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  4. While a beautiful shade of blue, I'd hate to be stung by one.

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  5. Beautiful color but dangerous ~ neat photos ~

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. They are such a pretty colour but wouldn't want to get too close.

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  7. They do look so pretty there on the beach Amy, but like many beautiful things deadly also!

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  8. That's something I haven't seen wash up on the beaches up by me.

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  9. Oh my, it's bets to be careful where you walk.

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  10. I've heard of them, but never heard them referred to as bluebottles.

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