This could cut down on vacation fun!

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  1. sorseress

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    Darnit... AND they got Physalia physalis down as a jellyfish again, stuuupeeed media.
     
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    I didn't think they were found in the Med.
     
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    This worries me, since it seems this is happening world wide!
     
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    It seems NYC can't be left out either

    http://scienceblogs.com/deepseanews/2008/08/revenge_of_the_jellies.php

    I remember vacationing in FL as a teen (and being stung solidly snorkeling once) and later with my children and often seeing many Man-O-War on the beach, jelly fish in the surf (thanks for the hint OB, I had no idea Man-O-War were NOT jelly fish) and beach closings when they were too numerous. I have not seen them in years. The furthest back anyone has mentioned in these articles is 20 years and the time frame I refer to is 30 - 40 years ago. It seems we have not kept records before now. In this case, I can't help but wonder about cyclic trends. I don't doubt the problems and nothing bad can come of our heightened awareness but I am not sold about this "sign"
     
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    ...and now we have them in Arizona!!!! Oh wait, that was a cricket...
     
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    You don't get them until California drops off and takes part of Mexico with it.
     
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    :confused: how can you even call that number range a probability?
     
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    Where's Clem?
     
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    In luvvvv?
     
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    .... as for things that could kill a vacation (and planned field trips), how about this! We've honestly had the worst, wettest, coldest and most miserable winter here, with this sort of weather for the past 2.5 months! I've just cancelled today's field trip, again! No jellies turned up here yet, this winter, but every year there are claims that their numbers are growing.
     
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    Sigh. Today's weather! Three consecutive lows have belted us this week! The map looks like crap, but imagine being here. You can hardly even make out the outline of New Zealand it is that messy. The 'high' to the east never went over New Zealand ... we just have this seriously ugly trough of bad weather hanging over us.
     
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    I feel for you. There's a huge difference in welcoming weeks of rain when you live in a desert, and getting weeks of rain when you live in a place that gets lots of rain most of the time. One is wonderful, the other is incredibly depressing.
     
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    Welcome to our Dutch summer :sad:
     
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    :smile: A break in the weather! Off into the field today (Wednesday), though tomorrow through Friday will be custard! (Australia must be loving their weather.)

    That's one field course out of the way.
     

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    I'm glad the weather took a turn for the better for you. Though in future maybe you should make that wicker man a little earlier in the year.
     
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