Compass Jellyfish


With the ongoing global warming debate, astute nature lovers can observe numerous examples of evidence. Photographed here is a Compass Jellyfish, a species usually limited to the Benguela Current which flows past Cape Town and continues up into the Atlantic Ocean. For the past four years, strong westerly winds have diverted the Benguela Current to the Southern Cape, East of Cape Town, which has resulted in large numbers of the Compass Jellyfish washing up on the beaches of the Garden Route. This year the event occurred in the last week of January.


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