All were still alive and instead of looking transparent their gonads where enlarged about the size of table grapes which filled the entire bell shaped body. Reading about their reproduction it seems that the female produces eggs, so perhaps these were the eggs. [http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Chiropsalmus_quadrigatus.html]
Sunday, February 22, 2009
BOX JELLY FISH
Today, even though the sea was still very rough, I saw three box jelly fish Chironex fleckeri floating in on the incoming tide. This is very surprising! Since 1977 when I first visited this coastal area, I have never seen box jelly fish during rough, wavy conditions.