Posted by Bowser on July 20, 2005 at 09:12:30:
In Reply to: Re: Giant Leatherback Turtle on the Beach posted by MM on July 20, 2005 at 01:17:17:
I reckon we can blame it on global warming and all that - just as the hurricane season is starting earlier in the Gulf, the Gulf Stream or North Atlantic Drift is warmer earlier up here too and we are getting all sorts of exotic animals that were never seen in times gone by. Sun Fish and Tuna.
Tuna fishing is now quite commonplace because they follow the warm water much further north than before.
Last week talk radio was inundated with calls about jellyfish stings and warning notices were posted on some beaches - surely a first? Apparently there were types such as the Portuguese Man o War and other dangerous species not just your common or garden jellyfish. Our loggerhead friend may have been following them and munching his way through the swarm of jellyfish that were drifting gently northward on the Gulf Stream to Clew Bay.
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