A distinctive sight was captured by Baltimore Sea Safari on a boat tour above the weekend.
The family-owned organization which operates close-up coastal sightseeing boat trips all over Carbery’s Hundred Isles in West Cork, captured footage of 1000’s of By-the-wind sailor Jellyfish.
Baltimore Sea Safari runs whale, dolphin, porpoise, seal and basking shark with shut-up coastal sightseeing boat excursions from Baltimore in West Cork, Ireland.
By-the-Wind Sailor are similar to the Portuguese Man O’War as they are not correct jellyfish and they are produced up of a colony of very small individual animals.
They are identified as ‘by-the-wind-sailor’ for the reason that of their prolonged sail that is attached to the human body of the organism.
According to The Wildlife Trusts these little organisms are manufactured up of a deep bluey purple oval disc, recognised as a float with a slim, semi-round fin (the sail) hooked up diagonally across the prime of the float and little short tentacles hanging down from the float into the h2o underneath.
The sail is important as it enables the organism to catch the wind and vacation on ocean currents. The ‘jellyfish’ then employs it is really stinging tentacles to prey on young fish and other small animals even though it travels. Their venom is thought of harmless to human beings.
These organisms are frequently washed up on beaches in their hundreds, or from time to time even thousands, immediately after stormy winter season temperature.