Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Jellyfish Invade Exclusive Greenwich Point Public Beach

Yes it's true that Greenwich doesn't want you to go to its beaches. The good news, though, is that if you don't go, you won't be stung by the jellyfish at Greenwich Point.


Blogger sandy said...

Do they have to pay the the resident rate or the visitor rate?

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My last two credits in graduate school were a literature review on the Lion's Mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata, the one that we've been seeing.

Part of the Lion's Mane's life history is that it spends time as a polyps on the underside of hard surfaces. As a polyps, its tentacles segment, or bud, and break free. These fragments are what develop into the medusa, or jellyfish with which most of us are familiar.

Researchers found that the Lion's Mane polyps bud in cold water and stop when the temperature reaches 58 degrees F.

Back in the late 70's, when we had some cold Spring weather, and the water temperature remained cold later, we had large numbers of Lion's Manes in the Sound. This year, we had a similar situation with water temperature, and it looks like we had the same outcome with the Lion's Manes.


8:07 PM  

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