Drone captures footage of giant swarm of jellyfish off Israel coast

Is it protected to return within the water? Nicely, not fairly. At the very least, not should you’re close to Israel’s Haifa Bay. Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority captured the unbelievable drone footage, which reveals a small boat surrounded by what nearly seems like white flower petals. The white blobs are jellyfish, nonetheless.

Whereas it’s not unusual to search out giant numbers of jellyfish within the Mediterranean through the excessive temperatures of the summer time, this depth and measurement of the swarm are much less ordinary.

“Many issues that people are doing are serving to to propagate the jellyfish, together with the digging of the Suez Canal, polluting the ocean with sewage, local weather change and harming jellyfish predators resembling sunfish and sea turtles. That is one more reason to protect the ocean,” the environmental physique mentioned in an Instagram publish.

A lot of the jellyfish that go to Israel are a migratory, invasive species known as Nomad jellyfish. They originated within the Indian Ocean and are thought to achieve the jap Mediterranean through the Suez Canal.

Jellyfish tentacles can sting and inject venom into people. This often ends in gentle to severe discomfort and, in uncommon instances, result in excessive ache.

If you happen to do occur to get stung by a jellyfish within the Med, rinse the affected space with seawater and search medical consideration. Opposite to common perception, it isn’t beneficial to have a buddy urinate on the sting.




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