Totally off topic but...

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 20:19
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Looking after some little kids last weekend. Took them to the beach- Frankston & Rye. Found some of those kidney shaped clear jelly thingos on the beach and in the water. Great fun for throwing and squishing on each other.
BUT...what are they? The children asked me and I've googled different words, but haven't come up with an answer.
A science teacher where I work said they were fish eggs suspended in the jelly. The jelly eventually broke down.
Anyone agree with this or know something else?
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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 20:59

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 20:59
Twinkles

if they were the size of a 50 cent peice or slightly bigger,they are harmless sea jellies.

we find them washed up on the beach at Brooms Head all the time and the kids have a ball with them,cheers.
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:39

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:39
Bigger than that. The size of the palmm of your hand or smaller.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:47

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:47
Twinkles

clear and no stingers on them?

if so there're harmless.


cheers.
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:11

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:11
GOOGLE KNOWS!

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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:53

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 21:53
That kidney shaped one looks like them.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:23

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:23
Gday,
If they had enough time to ask questions, you were'nt throwing them fast enough!!!!
to answer your question?.....no idea...but it didnt hurt us!

Cheers
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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 12:13

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 12:13
As kids, we always used to say it was shark sh1t :-)

But obviously not correct !!



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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 12:25

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 12:25
No, whale sh*t it was.
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Reply By: D200Dug- Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 12:32

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 12:32
I believe they are a common form of jelly fish We used to find hundreds of them on the beaches near Redcliffe Q.

I can remember someone even making a soup out of them at one stage, not very appetizing or appealing.

I do not know their name of species a local museum should be able to help with positive ID if you can send a drawing or photos with a description.

We just called them Kidney Blubbers.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 15:52

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 15:52
If you are interested in jelly fish - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelly_fish

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