"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Compass Jellyfish

This Compass Jellyfish Chrysaora hysoscella was stranded on the sand below the cliffs at Hunstanton.  The Compass Jellyfish gets its name from the brown, V-shaped markings on the bell which resemble the points of a compass.  The long trailing tentacles have a strong venom and produce a painful sting.

I have recently purchased a new book which I have found very interesting to read as well as a useful ID book for the seashore.  It is The Essential Guide to Beachcombing and the Strandline by Steve Trewhella and Julie Hatcher.

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