Lots of the little buggers in the surf zone on Sunday. Went for a swim around lunchtime and managed to escape the onslaught that hit mid afternoon. Anyone get worked?
I was amazed that you even made it out of bed after Saturday night...
Still plenty around this morning. Looks like it'll continue all week with these persistent E/NE winds through the Tasman.
Surfed Airlie Beach (Whitsundays), Qld on Sunday. The first time I have seen waves in 4 years. We didn't have any bluebottles though. Just heaps of Iracongi and Box jellyfish. Oh, and big crocs:-0 Most people had steamers on, with 30 degree water temp. But surfing 1/2 to 1 ft onshore mush once every 4 yrs with killer creatures is so worth it!
what is weird is that wer are getting them in Adelaide down at victor..now thats strange!!
and on the southern beaches!
Been pretty lucky. Seen heaps on the sand but haven't been stung..... yet.
must say seen alot but havnt got stung, which is a change for me:P
You've gotta harden the fuck up!
Let them sting you is what you've gotta do. Go and swim with them and let them sting you all over - under your pits, in your groin, up your coit. That's the way you build up a resistance to the little blighters.
I could eat one now and it wouldn't bother me.
You've gotta harden the fuck up! I eat them with milk and crushed Iced Vo vo's, does it for me!
Last year at Christmas there were plenty. This year not so...
I feel it depends on how deep the north-east to east-northeast winds delve into the Coral Sea and tropical waters north and north-east of us.
Our north-east winds have been mainly localised, with no sustained trade-flow from further afield to bring them in.
I have seen a few Nuidbranchs in the surf lately though.
Craig, that is the Blue Glaucus which eats blue bottles and is therefore also generally pelagic. Apparently they can also sting but I’ve never noticed.
Yeah we did an article about it 4 years ago :) .. Beware the Blue Dragon
Wayyy ahead of me! Will have to rename Swellnet as Wikinet