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Monday, April 23, 2012


Just a heads up to all my seagrass research friends.  Seems like we have a swarm of lion's mane jellyfish that had made their way into Mass Bay.  I've observed several large ones in Boston Harbor, at the Beverly pier and a half dozen small ones during a dive at Niles Beach.  Water temperature at 25 feet in Gloucester harbor was 47 and clarity 15-20 feet.  Lots of colorful burrowing anemones.

1 comment:

  1. More lion's mane in Salem Sound and Boston Harbor too -- Last week was our first week of field work - we were at sites off of Winter Island and in Boston outer harbor. Each place we went we also saw at least one Lion's Mane jellyfish. It is very unusual to see them this time of year and on the north shore at all. Does anyone know what might be causing this?