Sightings table

Title reporter Date Type of organism Description Other type Quantity Latitude Longitude Image Date Sort descending
New York Jellies jellywatch Jellyfish

From the news: It is unclear what types of jellies are bl

6 to 10 40.560 -73.780 2008-08-19
Egg Yolk jellyfish wenzel24 Jellyfish

Egg Yolk Jellyfish everywhere, North end of Puget Sound.

100+ 47.280 -122.870 2009-07-25
Chrysaora in Moss Landing beroe Jellyfish

Large specimens, trapped near the bridge in Moss Landing

6 to 10 36.800 -121.790 2009-08-10
Physalia in Hanauma Bay Jellywatcher Man o war

From a news report.

Physalia 100+ 21.270 -157.690 2009-08-14
Red tide in Chesapeake Bay jellywatch Red Tide

From a news report

1 37.020 -76.340 2009-08-20
Red tide off Cornwall jellywatch Red Tide

Algal bloom (not bioluminescent) which closed shellfish h

1 50.330 -4.740 2009-08-20
Humboldt Squid near Vancouver Island jellywatch Squid 100+ 49.150 -125.890 2009-08-20
Scyphozoa in China jellywatch Jellyfish 100+ 28.630 121.610 2009-08-20
Salps off New Jersey jellywatch Other Salps 100+ 39.040 -74.760 2009-08-20
Seal on Ft. Ord beach Jellywatcher Vertebrate

I saw a baby seal resting on the beach near Ft. Ord.

1 36.660 -121.820 2009-08-20
Jellies in Daytona Beach jellywatch Box Jelly

News report mentions both scyphos and box jellies, but un

100+ 29.200 -80.990 2009-09-04
Pelagia in Northern Ireland jellywatch Jellyfish

News report of thousands washing ashore.

100+ 55.230 -6.400 2009-09-22
Cotylorhiza near Malta jellywatch

Cotylorhiza tuberculata, Said to be "dozens" in Xlendi Ba

11 to 99 36.030 14.210 2009-09-29
Aurelia in Saanich Inlet, BC Jellywatcher Jellyfish

5-6in diameter; packed side by side and incredibly dense;

100+ 48.570 -123.510 2009-09-29
Red tide in Monterey Bay Jellywatcher Red Tide

Brown water for 10 miles offshore, for the last month at

1 36.800 -121.870 2009-10-07
Box jellies in Waikiki Jellywatcher Box Jelly

Reports later said fewer than normal

100+ 21.270 -157.830 2009-10-16
Purple Jelly Jellywatcher Jellyfish

Washed up on the beach near Watsonville, CA.

1 36.870 -121.820 2009-11-07
Physalia in Australia jellywatch Man o war

Hundreds brought in by easterly winds

100+ -26.810 153.140 2010-01-11
Box jellies in Hanauma Bay beroe Box Jelly

This is the monthly predicted bloom.

11 to 99 21.270 -157.690 2010-01-12
30 Jan_Reunion Rocks Jellywatcher Jellyfish

3 Jellies (Rhizostoma sp.) washed ashore just south of Du

2 to 5 -29.990 30.960 2010-02-04
Box jellies in Hanauma Bay beroe Box Jelly

Lifeguards closed the bay due to box jellies, Feb 7 to 8t

11 to 99 21.270 -157.690 2010-02-08
pygmy killer whales Jellywatcher Vertebrate

A pod of Pygmy Killer whales in Hawaii in Maui.

11 to 99 21.070 -156.320 2010-02-09
Wilson's Prom 8th feb 2010 Jellywatcher Red Tide

There were a few bright sparks in the water which seemed

phosphorescent plankton 100+ -38.990 146.390 2010-02-12
ocean phosphorescence/bioluminescence Jellywatcher Red Tide

The waves and sand were glowing last night...but I was on

1 30.690 -116.060 2010-02-20
Large Scyphomedusae in Eastern Australia beroe Jellyfish

Rhizostome

11 to 99 -30.250 153.150 2010-02-20
Box jelly at Mackay beach jellywatch Box Jelly

from a net tow

11 to 99 -21.130 149.230 2010-02-20
Jellyfish in Southern Chile jellywatch Jellyfish

no description of species, but produces painful sting.

11 to 99 -40.550 -73.730 2010-02-20
ha long bay viatnam Jellywatcher Jellyfish shallow bay area 2 to 5 20.850 107.230 2010-02-21
Jellies at South Padre Island beroe Man o war

"Big white ones and Portuguese man o' war"

100+ 26.150 -97.150 2010-02-21
Box jellies at Mackay beaches beroe Box Jelly

More caught in nets during trawling

11 to 99 -21.130 149.230 2010-02-22
Salp chains near Aqaba Jellywatcher Other

Salp chains, Aqaba Jordan free floaters 10,000+ in cluste

salps 100+ 29.530 35.010 2010-02-25
Salp chains in the Red Sea Jellywatcher Other

Salp Chain in the straits of Tiran (Cyclosalpa)

Salp 100+ 28.000 34.470 2010-02-25
Fiji jellyfish Teresa Box Jelly

A type of Alatina sp.

11 to 99 -18.490 178.170 2010-02-25
Cubozoa and Scyphozoa in Colombia (Santa Marta) Cristina Cedeño Jellyfish

Reported By: Cristina Cedeño-Posso, Universidad Jorge Tad

1 11.240 -74.220 2010-02-26
Portuguese Man-of-War at the Sao Sebastiao Channel (SE Brazil) ottompo Man o war

Many Portuguese man-of-war were observed at the São Sebas

Portuguese man-of-war 100+ -23.830 -45.420 2010-02-26
Physalia in Gibraltar beroe Man o war

Many washing up on beach

Physalia 11 to 99 36.130 -5.340 2010-03-02
Cladonema kraskoff Jellyfish

Cladonema in Elkhorn Slough. Probably C. radiatum

2 to 5 36.820 -121.740 2010-03-06
Portuguese Man o War (Blue Bottle) Jellywatcher Man o war 11 to 99 -33.800 151.290 2010-03-07
bioluminescence in waves and sand stjds1 Red Tide

This was at Rosemary Beach in Northwest Florida along the

bioluminescent algae? 100+ 30.280 -86.020 2010-03-07
Box Jellies in Hawaii beroe Box Jelly

Monthly influx

100+ 21.270 -157.830 2010-03-10
Velella velella tetrorchis Other

I saw many, many very tiny V.

Velella 11 to 99 36.790 -121.800 2010-03-10
Scyphozoa near Darwin, Australia beroe Jellyfish

Purple, swarms of dozens

11 to 99 -12.380 130.840 2010-03-11
washed up mushroom jelly Drew Jellyfish

Approximately 12" diameter Rhopilema verrilli found

1 30.330 -87.120 2010-03-14
Physalia off Spanish Coast beroe Man o war

Dozens blown ashone near Velez Malaga

Physalia 11 to 99 36.710 -4.100 2010-03-20
Cephea sp., Palau Shane Anderson Jellyfish

On 03-19-2010 at 14:20 while SCUBA diving I observed this

1 7.290 134.500 2010-03-21
Small ctenophore? Jellywatcher Other

I was in the Yal Ku lagoon in Akumal, Mexico and saw a ve

Ctenophore 1 20.410 -87.300 2010-03-21
Chrysaora in Monterey Bay leannedfoster Jellyfish

Large grouping of Sea Nettles from surface to 50 foot dep

100+ 36.640 -121.890 2010-03-23
Chrysaora in Monterey Bay leannedfoster Jellyfish

Pinnacle 65 to 105 feet.

100+ 36.640 -121.890 2010-03-23
Chrysaora in Monterey Bay leannedfoster Jellyfish

Another large grouping of sea nettles from surface to 50

11 to 99 36.640 -121.890 2010-03-23
Chrysaora, Monterey Bay leannedfoster Jellyfish

Very poor viz this day.

11 to 99 36.640 -121.890 2010-03-23