Jellyfish Cove

Here is something that I was not prepared for.
We woke up this morning at anchor in a very nice little previously unnamed cove. 
It seemed perfect in every way, until we thought about a morning swim.  We saw well over 100 of these in the cove, and more seemed to be showing up.  We didn’t stick around to count.  Nor did we go for that morning swim!

Now they tell me…
Barcelona’s Institute of Marine Sciences “has detected a surge this spring in one of the most poisonous species, the mauve stinger or Pelagia noctiluca, along the coast of Catalonia and Valencia.” The coastlines most badly affected by the overall surge in jellyfish populations include Malta, Sardinia, Sicily and areas of Israel and Lebanon, the article says.

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