Tuesday, June 20, 2006

It's Aussie Spotted Jelly Time!

An NAS Alert was issued today following the recent discovery of the Australian spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata) off the coast of Texas. While the jellies have been known in the Gulf of Mexico since the late 1990s (see a list of records here), specimens have only been collected from the Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines. This is the first record of this species in Galveston Bay.

I think you mean 'PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!'


Anonymous said...

Um... Missouri doesn't have a coast... Mississippi?

Jennifer Forman Orth said...

Yow, Yes! Thank you, it is corrected. Chock that up to a complete ignorance of state abbreviations, rather than a complete ignorance of the southeast U.S.