Jellyfish spotted off Cyprus; Fisheries Department issues advice to bathers

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Jellyfish spotted off Cyprus; Fisheries Department issues advice to bathers

Post by Paphos Life » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 am

Jellyfish of the species Pelagia noctiluca were spotted off the east coasts of Cyprus, the Fisheries Department said on Thursday.The appearance of jellyfish is "a temporary phenomenon that lasts between hours to a few days" the Department said....

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Post by Dominic » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 am

They were reported in Eastern Cyprus but be on the lookout here too...

Personally I hate jellyfish.
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Post by Varky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 am

Don't knock jellyfish. According to a TV programme I watched this morning jellyfish will soon be replacing meat in our diets :roll: . Apparently meat production contributes to approximately 15% of the greenhouse gases (methane) in the atmosphere. I suppose then the snowflakes will start a 'Save our Jellyfish campaign'.

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Re: Jellyfish spotted off Cyprus; Fisheries Department issues advice to bathers

Post by memory man » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:06 pm

Swarms of jellyfish take over Protaras beaches (photos)

Swarms of jellyfish have taken over Protaras beaches, citizens reported on Saturday.

As a result many beach-goers decided not to enter the sea.

The jellyfish of the species Pelagia noctiluca, also known as mauve stinger, can be dangerous to humans as contact with their tentacles can cause irritation.

The Fisheries Department issued an announcement on Thursday warning people of the appearance of the jellyfish.

The appearance of jellyfish “is a temporary phenomenon that lasts between hours to a few days,” the Department said.

It is attributable to a rise in temperatures, an increase in nutrients in the sea and the direction of sea currents, it explained.

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Re: Jellyfish spotted off Cyprus; Fisheries Department issues advice to bathers

Post by Anarita John » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:30 am

None at Geroskipou Beach at the moment.

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