April 9 – 15, 2013

My near-daily walks on the beach are often an entertaining, if not educational, experience. This week I saw THIS! While I can’t be 100% positive, research tells me that it’s a Purple Stripe jellyfish. Even all smushed up, it was pretty (in its own way) and I stopped in my tracks to take photos from all angles. I had to hold back my urge to poke at it! By the time I came back by it was gone and now I wished that I had waited to see what it looked like as the tide came in.

When I was in college, we took a class trip here, in part to research a site for a jellyfish museum. Now I know that they have their own specimens right across the sand. Eek!04-10-13