City notes: Jellyfish take northern beaches by surprise

In recent days, the Jellyfish website received increasing reports that the sea creatures had been spotted on the northern part of Israel’s Mediterranean coast.

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January 28, 2015 09:01
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A large swarm of jellyfish showed up at northern beaches off the coasts of Achziv and Nahariya in recent days, an unusual occurrence in light of the season.

Marine ecology expert Dr. Dror Angel of the University of Haifa’s Maritime Civilizations Department said the swarm’s arrival is the result of a northern current which led the jellyfish – mostly between 40 and 70 cm. – to the shores.

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