365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 55

Invasion of the Jellyfish!

A couple of days ago we were walking along Playa Serena at about 4pm and noticed a few jellyfish that had washed up on shore. They were about 10 inches in diameter, clear, and looked like bowls of ice thawing, lol. We only saw about seven or eight of them as we could not walk far due to the high tide, and rocks that were jetting out and preventing us from going further. The next day however, my girlfriend reported seeing about forty or fifty of them as they were left behind in the receding tide! Apparently yesterday there were literally hundreds of them! At El Palmar beach today we did notice a few jellyfish with an interesting purple hue, fairly small in size. This is one photo that I particularly liked because it also looks like a fish just the way it was positioned. From what I understand, it has something to do with the water turning cold? Comments would be welcome as I would love to understand what has caused this! Needless to say I won’t be diving in the ocean over the next few days.

About denisemacdonald

I am a Canadian entrepreneur who has been spending the majority of my time between Canada and Panama, Central America. Living oceanfront, I am an 'investment consultant', predominantly in the area of real estate in the beaches areas. Photography is my hobby. In April, 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I will be sharing my journey here on these 'pages'. If you would like to learn more about "Triple Negative" breast cancer, please click onto http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/.
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2 Responses to 365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 55

  1. Owen says:

    the jelly fish come to Panama this time of year when the humbolt current changes its path, it has to do with the changes of the seasons, but we get tons of them every year at this time, you might have noticed the change in water temps, and the current bring differnet species like the jelly fish and even sharks, the reason your seeing them die in such numbers on the beach is both sharks and stingrays eating the tenticles and the warm water, even though the current washes in cold water it still mixes with the warm water that was here from the start and they cannot handle it too much, great pic thanks for sharing it

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