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The giant jellyfish in the north never cease to amaze

We start the month of March (2024) on the beaches of Haifa with tons of blue and very stinging jelly monsters. As mentioned, this is an unusual year in terms of the amount of jellyfish as well as in terms of their size (90-120 cm). It's already the third week they've been here and the end is unknown.

The stinging filaments of the jellyfish ► Watch

Scale (photo: Motty Mendelson)
Scale (photo: Motty Mendelson)

Avoid proximity to the mass of jellyfish

The blue monsters cover the bottom to a height of over a meter. Needless to say, it is not advisable to approach this mass of jellyfish for several reasons:

  • The water is full of stinging cells.
  • The movement of the waves creates a high dispersion of the burning cells.

The public must be informed of any unusual phenomenon such as the unusual appearance of the jellyfish

Another thing to know: many people take walks on the beach. During this period we hear about many cases where people slip while stepping on jellyfish. Those people don't notice the jellyfish because they are heavy and therefore sink in the sand. In the sand the jellyfish decompose. Accordingly, people do not see them and slide on them.

A jellyfish submerged in the sand... easy to miss and step on (photo: Motty Mendelson)
A jellyfish submerged in the sand... easy to miss and step on (photo: Motty Mendelson)
Scale (photo: Motty Mendelson)
Scale (photo: Motty Mendelson)

The results are severe:

There are serious consequences: a person who slipped on a jellyfish broke his shoulder and another person broke an ankle.
So until we get rid of the plague of jellyfish we will continue to walk, but we will also look at what we are stepping on.

An inside view of the jellyfish's mucus-covered organs (photo: Motty Mendelsohn)
An inside view of the jellyfish's mucus-covered organs (photo: Motty Mendelsohn)

And to the question of what will happen in the summer?

With the unusual amounts of jellyfish that are loaded with eggs, large amounts of jellyfish are expected, but they probably won't be this size.
It must be remembered - nature is unpredictable and depends on many variables, so only time will tell.

According to a study by an Italian researcher conducted two decades ago - the blue jellyfish are the males (photo: Muti Mendelsohn)
According to a study by an Italian researcher conducted two decades ago - the blue jellyfish are the males (Photo: Muti Mendelsohn)

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  1. Dear Motti:) Breathe for the great photographs you always expose us to!
    And of course you have to look where you step and where you go 🙂

  2. Hello Aryeh Gal.
    They tried to do something useful with them...and it failed miserably.
    A friend of mine tried to market to Japan and lost a lot of money about 15 years ago.
    But there may be a certain breakthrough due to a gilet that we will report on.

  3. Is it possible to get something out of jellyfish fishing? for a certain industry??
    If their fishing starts, the quantities will decrease dramatically .. ??

  4. Dear Motto, Thank you for the important reports, even if they are unfortunate. Let's very much hope that a miracle will happen here by the summer
    Map. Thank you very much for your dedication
    In your fascinating articles and the many professional photos

  5. Hello Eitan
    You're right, we might not have nearly as many jellyfish and we might
    In any case, everything depends on the currents and the state of the sea, for example, spring or summer storms will change I hope that the tired people will enjoy the sea.
    Shabbat Shalom

  6. Also last year there were beautiful quantities during this period, and later in the summer it was relatively moderate in terms of jellyfish.

  7. Another interesting article by the marine researcher Motty Mendelson, who warns us of the disgusting creatures that invade and spoil our enjoyment of the sea and the beautiful beaches along the west of our country.
    Thanks to Moti and good luck.

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