Australia’s jellyfish beach

Thousands of jellyfish have washed up on a beach in Queensland in Australia.

The blue blubber jellyfish have completely covered the sand.

They have been described looking  like bubble wrap across the beach.

The blue blubber jellyfish is a common sight on the Australian east coast but is not normally seen in such big numbers.

Marine biologist, Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin, said the unusual sight was probably caused by warmer water and an absence of predators. Wind and tide conditions may have also been factors.

According to locals the jellyfish had started to smell “pretty rank”.

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trey
trey
3 years ago

ill be scared if that i saw that and why do they get washed up and who found the jelly fish i really want to know that C:

Abbie
Abbie
3 years ago

There is no way anyone could persuade me to go on that beach. But it would look pretty amazing!

Abbie
Abbie
3 years ago

I am also not so sure about the smell they mention…

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

I think it would look quite cool but scary and it would be annoying and you probably wouldn’t be able to go on the beach.

ringgy14
ringgy14
3 years ago

wow, I am going to queensland next holiday lets hope they have gone before I get there

Jennie
Jennie
3 years ago

It must have been frustrating for the people who wanted to use the beach on a hot day.

Aaron
Aaron
3 years ago

Can’t believe I’m seeing this in Australia.😩😩

Loafday
Loafday
3 years ago

What if you stepped on them? would it sound like when you step on bubble wrap?
I think it would.

jayme
jayme
3 years ago

that would be cool seeing a jellyfish. But it would be scary to touch one it would probably sting you.

jayme
jayme
3 years ago

the jellyfish look like loads of blue round jelly on the sand.

Jaia
Jaia
3 years ago

It looks like bubble wrap

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

That is cool but creepy 😮

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 months ago

WOW THAT’S A LOT OF JELLY FISH!!!

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