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    Posted: 18 September 2020 at 8:52pm
Walking down Cefn Sidan beach this afternoon, was amazed to see loads of Portugese men of war being washed up with the tide.  Duw Duw, that's me out of the water for the forseable future. Shocked
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Walking down Cefn Sidan beach this afternoon, was amazed to see loads of Portugese men of war being washed up with the tide.  Duw Duw, that's me out of the water for the forseable future. Shocked
Thought this was a pre-emptive Brexit invasion to protect their fishing rights 😅 
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Originally posted by Rob o'r Bont Rob o'r Bont wrote:

Walking down Cefn Sidan beach this afternoon, was amazed to see loads of Portugese men of war being washed up with the tide.  Duw Duw, that's me out of the water for the forseable future. Shocked
Thought this was a pre-emptive Brexit invasion to protect their fishing rights 😅 
Ha Ha, don't mess with the cockle pickers in the Lougher estuary. LOL
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Not even those damn pesky Sea gulls eat jelly fish sadly . I assume they may be a bit chewy !😉
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Originally posted by Rob o'r Bont Rob o'r Bont wrote:

Walking down Cefn Sidan beach this afternoon, was amazed to see loads of Portugese men of war being washed up with the tide.  Duw Duw, that's me out of the water for the forseable future. Shocked

Are you sure they were Portuguese Man O War? They're distinctively different looking to a normal jellyfish. 

Men of war though LOLLOLLOL
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I knows my jellyfish mrf. Smile

Strangely, the tide was out about 10 miles today and there were none washed up on the shoreline - just the usual grey ones today. 
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Not surprised they left.

14 days quarantine if your coming from Portugal.
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Some of these jellyfish are practically immortal as they age backwards like benjamin button , very strange but true...https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist/158-biologist/features/1510-everlasting-life-the-immortal-jellyfish
The man o war isnt immortal but is said to sting like heck, is there any particular reason why pembrey attracts  so many jellyfish
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Some of these jellyfish are practically immortal as they age backwards like benjamin button , very strange but true...https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist/158-biologist/features/1510-everlasting-life-the-immortal-jellyfish
The man o war isnt immortal but is said to sting like heck, is there any particular reason why pembrey attracts  so many jellyfish
There must be a reason but I'm not sure why the came, but if Wil is right, we won't see then again until next year at the earliest. Smile




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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Some of these jellyfish are practically immortal as they age backwards like benjamin button , very strange but true...https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist/158-biologist/features/1510-everlasting-life-the-immortal-jellyfish
The man o war isnt immortal but is said to sting like heck, is there any particular reason why pembrey attracts  so many jellyfish

Interesting link!

I read somewhere that jellyfish aren't a 'single animal', but some sort of collection (a collective? LOL) of cells, or whatever... Biology isn't my specialist subject, but maybe that is linked to this story in some way.

As for Aberystwyth - we had some jellyfish earlier in the year (not PMoW type) but haven't seen any for a while - we got a couple of dead seals, though - had to keep the dog away from those!

(I should have said - I think from observation - not from a scientific paper - that jellyfish get stranded more easily on flat, sandy beaches rather than sloping, pebbly ones - hence Pembrey - or Borth - rather than Aberystwyth or similar.)

My wife got stung, once, by a PMoW in Cannes - it took her 6 moths to recover - the rash would seem to disappear, only to come back again. Very painful and unpleasant.


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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Some of these jellyfish are practically immortal as they age backwards like benjamin button , very strange but true...https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist/158-biologist/features/1510-everlasting-life-the-immortal-jellyfish
The man o war isnt immortal but is said to sting like heck, is there any particular reason why pembrey attracts  so many jellyfish

Interesting link!

I read somewhere that jellyfish aren't a 'single animal', but some sort of collection (a collective? LOL) of cells, or whatever... Biology isn't my specialist subject, but maybe that is linked to this story in some way.

As for Aberystwyth - we had some jellyfish earlier in the year (not PMoW type) but haven't seen any for a while - we got a couple of dead seals, though - had to keep the dog away from those!

(I should have said - I think from observation - not from a scientific paper - that jellyfish get stranded more easily on flat, sandy beaches rather than sloping, pebbly ones - hence Pembrey - or Borth - rather than Aberystwyth or similar.)

My wife got stung, once, by a PMoW in Cannes - it took her 6 moths to recover - the rash would seem to disappear, only to come back again. Very painful and unpleasant.

Cannes eh ? very posh LOL
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Some of these jellyfish are practically immortal as they age backwards like benjamin button , very strange but true...https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist/158-biologist/features/1510-everlasting-life-the-immortal-jellyfish
The man o war isnt immortal but is said to sting like heck, is there any particular reason why pembrey attracts  so many jellyfish

Interesting link!

I read somewhere that jellyfish aren't a 'single animal', but some sort of collection (a collective? LOL) of cells, or whatever... Biology isn't my specialist subject, but maybe that is linked to this story in some way.

As for Aberystwyth - we had some jellyfish earlier in the year (not PMoW type) but haven't seen any for a while - we got a couple of dead seals, though - had to keep the dog away from those!

(I should have said - I think from observation - not from a scientific paper - that jellyfish get stranded more easily on flat, sandy beaches rather than sloping, pebbly ones - hence Pembrey - or Borth - rather than Aberystwyth or similar.)

My wife got stung, once, by a PMoW in Cannes - it took her 6 moths to recover - the rash would seem to disappear, only to come back again. Very painful and unpleasant.

Cannes eh ? very posh LOL

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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Some of these jellyfish are practically immortal as they age backwards like benjamin button , very strange but true...https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist/158-biologist/features/1510-everlasting-life-the-immortal-jellyfish
The man o war isnt immortal but is said to sting like heck, is there any particular reason why pembrey attracts  so many jellyfish

Interesting link!

I read somewhere that jellyfish aren't a 'single animal', but some sort of collection (a collective? LOL) of cells, or whatever... Biology isn't my specialist subject, but maybe that is linked to this story in some way.

As for Aberystwyth - we had some jellyfish earlier in the year (not PMoW type) but haven't seen any for a while - we got a couple of dead seals, though - had to keep the dog away from those!

(I should have said - I think from observation - not from a scientific paper - that jellyfish get stranded more easily on flat, sandy beaches rather than sloping, pebbly ones - hence Pembrey - or Borth - rather than Aberystwyth or similar.)

My wife got stung, once, by a PMoW in Cannes - it took her 6 moths to recover - the rash would seem to disappear, only to come back again. Very painful and unpleasant.

Cannes eh ? very posh LOL

We lived in a 16m2 studio together for 18 months, before moving to Paris. Try that, and tell me it's posh!
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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Some of these jellyfish are practically immortal as they age backwards like benjamin button , very strange but true...https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist/158-biologist/features/1510-everlasting-life-the-immortal-jellyfish
The man o war isnt immortal but is said to sting like heck, is there any particular reason why pembrey attracts  so many jellyfish

Interesting link!

I read somewhere that jellyfish aren't a 'single animal', but some sort of collection (a collective? LOL) of cells, or whatever... Biology isn't my specialist subject, but maybe that is linked to this story in some way.

As for Aberystwyth - we had some jellyfish earlier in the year (not PMoW type) but haven't seen any for a while - we got a couple of dead seals, though - had to keep the dog away from those!

(I should have said - I think from observation - not from a scientific paper - that jellyfish get stranded more easily on flat, sandy beaches rather than sloping, pebbly ones - hence Pembrey - or Borth - rather than Aberystwyth or similar.)

My wife got stung, once, by a PMoW in Cannes - it took her 6 moths to recover - the rash would seem to disappear, only to come back again. Very painful and unpleasant.

Cannes eh ? very posh LOL

We lived in a 16m2 studio together for 18 months, before moving to Paris. Try that, and tell me it's posh!

Was there a nice sea view
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Not surprised they left.

14 days quarantine if your coming from Portugal.

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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Some of these jellyfish are practically immortal as they age backwards like benjamin button , very strange but true...https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist/158-biologist/features/1510-everlasting-life-the-immortal-jellyfish
The man o war isnt immortal but is said to sting like heck, is there any particular reason why pembrey attracts  so many jellyfish

Interesting link!

I read somewhere that jellyfish aren't a 'single animal', but some sort of collection (a collective? LOL) of cells, or whatever... Biology isn't my specialist subject, but maybe that is linked to this story in some way.

As for Aberystwyth - we had some jellyfish earlier in the year (not PMoW type) but haven't seen any for a while - we got a couple of dead seals, though - had to keep the dog away from those!

(I should have said - I think from observation - not from a scientific paper - that jellyfish get stranded more easily on flat, sandy beaches rather than sloping, pebbly ones - hence Pembrey - or Borth - rather than Aberystwyth or similar.)

My wife got stung, once, by a PMoW in Cannes - it took her 6 moths to recover - the rash would seem to disappear, only to come back again. Very painful and unpleasant.

Cannes eh ? very posh LOL

We lived in a 16m2 studio together for 18 months, before moving to Paris. Try that, and tell me it's posh!

Was there a nice sea view

Thanks for a sensible comment - no, there was a view over the concrete roof of the car park attached to the block of flats. It did provide entertainment, when some of the locals would go out onto their balconies to vent: "I'll kill you, you [beep]!" (That sort of thing - in French, of course, though we blamed the Italian blood...)
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