Marine biologist Alan Deidun took to social media to share images of the fried egg jellyfish bloom in Comino yesterday.
Known as ‘tal-lampuki’ or ‘qassata’ in Maltese, Deidun described the innocuous creatures as flying saucers peacefully making their way in the bright blue waters.
The photos form part of the Spot The Jellyfish Citizen Science campaign, which urges citizen to share and learn about the different types of jellyfish which populate our island’s seas and coasts.
The fried egg jellyfish is immediately identifiable due to it resembling an egg yolk, with its sting being harmless to humans and even providing shelter to small fish in the open ocean.
Have you ever spotted one of these jellyfish?