Portuguese Man of War
Moonstone of Aberdour
Allan and Claire Foster
Tue 21 May 2019 09:57
We came across the first ‘Man of War’ jellyfish soon after leaving Bermuda. Their inflated bladder sails edged with magenta or blue as they tack across the waves. They are puzzling especially when you consider how they might have evolved. As we have made our journey north east their numbers have increased and their colour lightened to pale pink. We have now arrived amongst an armada of tiny ‘Man of War’ with barely any colour so I guess we are close to the breeding ground. At this point I would normally rush to Goggle ‘Man of War’ but without access to the internet I will have to remain in ignorance for another week........ Claire has just stirred in her bunk to tell me she saw an in-flight movie about jellyfish on our last trip home and that they are going to take over the world.......judging by their numbers out here that might be true.
Gentle sailing although distinctly chilly.