The EcoJel Project
The EcoJel Project is a four year project funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-2013 - Interreg 4A.
EcoJel is a collaboration between Swansea University (Wales) and University College Cork (Ireland). EcoJel aims to assess the opportunities and detrimental impacts of jellyfish in the Irish Sea.
Portuguese Man-O-War sightings in Waterford and Cork
The last few weeks have seen around 40 individual Portuguese Man-O-War jellyfish wash up along the south coast of Ireland. It should be noted that only 40 individuals have been counted, the last of which was on the 29th August in Tramore, Co. Waterford, where upwards of two dozen specimens were counted. Prior to this we had 16 sightings in Ardmore Bay, Co. and one sighting in Schull in West Cork. The strandings of these jellyfish were probably related to the gale force winds during the middle of August which may have driven them ashore.
Portuguese Man-O-War jellyfish have been recorded in our coastal seas as far back as 1834. Most records of the Portuguese Man-O-War are from the south and west coasts of Ireland. If you encounter a Portuguese Man-O-War do not touch it! They have a very powerful m88 sbobet m88 sbobet sbobet
sting and should be avoided. However, please let us know if you have seen one by using our online jellyfish sighting portal.
Recent images of Portuguese Man-O-War are courtesy of Ronan Cunningham of Ardmore Adventures and Jim Griffin and Oliver Stapleton of Waterford Harbour Sub Aqua Club.
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