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Meryn

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Why do blue bottles beach themselves?
« on: 16/01/2009 13:43:29 »
Meryn  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello there naked scientists
 
Why do blue bottles (Portugese Man-o-War jellyfish) beach themselves?

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Tait Mc Jarrow ( I am 9 years old)
What do you think?


 

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Why do blue bottles beach themselves?
« Reply #1 on: 17/01/2009 00:45:44 »
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Strong onshore winds may drive them into bays or on beaches.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Man_o'_War

So I don't think it is a matter of them beaching themselves but rather they don't have a choice. But that is just my guess, it could be totally wrong  ::)
 

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Why do blue bottles beach themselves?
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