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The Fried Egg Jellyfish Returns to Maltese Waters

 - Local - Aug 17 2023 SHARE ON:
The Fried Egg Jellyfish Returns to Maltese Waters

Just in time for the Santa Marija festivities, the fried egg jellyfish (Phacellophora camtschatica) has returned to the waters of Malta.

Renowned marine biologist Alan Deidun took to social media to share this news, accompanied by photos taken by Matthias Mizzi at Zurrieq.

The Fried Egg Jellyfish Returns to Maltese Waters

The fried egg jellyfish, also known as “qassata” or “tal-lampuki” in Maltese, boasts a unique appearance with its translucent bell resembling a fried egg, complete with a yellow centre and a white outer ring.

Despite its striking appearance, Deidun’s message reiterates a vital point: this intriguing species is largely innocuous, delivering only a mild sting. His advocacy for the “Spot the Jellyfish” campaign resonates strongly – there’s no need to pluck these captivating creatures from the sea.

As the season unfolds, both locals and visitors are encouraged to admire the beauty of the fried egg jellyfish while fostering a sense of harmony between humans and marine life.


Neymar’s Mind-Blowing Perks in Blockbuster Al-Hilal Deal

 - Celebrities - Aug 16 2023 SHARE ON:

Former Paris Saint-Germain sensation Neymar has left the football world reeling with the jaw-dropping perks included in his mega-deal with Saudi Arabian giants Al-Hilal. As the Brazilian star gears up for an eye-popping move to the Middle East, insiders are buzzing about the luxurious lifestyle he’s set to enjoy alongside his on-pitch endeavours.

While initial reports suggest Neymar’s salary could scale the dizzying heights of €100 million per annum, other rumours hint at an astronomical deal closer to €300-400 million over a span of two electrifying years. As fans’ jaws drop over these jaw-dropping figures, it’s the mind-boggling perks that have truly set the sports world abuzz.

1. Private Jet Elegance: A soaring statement of luxury, Neymar is set to jet across the globe in style, courtesy of a private jet. This enviable perk will whisk the football phenom to and from matches and training sessions, allowing him to avoid the hassles of commercial flights and arrive at his destination, ready to electrify the pitch.

2. Mansion Fit for a Star: Forget a mundane apartment; Neymar’s new address is a sumptuous mansion, fit for royalty. With a full staff of servants catering to his every need, the Brazilian maestro can focus solely on honing his craft, leaving household chores in the dust.

3. Victory Bonus Extravaganza: As Al-Hilal aims to conquer the football world, Neymar stands to reap massive rewards with a win bonus of $87,344 for every triumphant match. With the club’s ambition to claim victory on the grandest stage, Neymar could potentially pocket millions in bonuses as the accolades roll in.

4. Social Media Powerhouse: The Saudi government is leveraging Neymar’s colossal social media influence to promote their nation to a global audience. For every social media post that sheds light on Saudi Arabia, the superstar receives an astounding $500,000. It’s a groundbreaking way to harness the reach of the modern age for a higher cause.

This seismic deal serves as a testament to Al-Hilal’s audacious aspirations to carve a name for themselves in the upper echelons of international football. Already a financial powerhouse in Asia, the club is flexing its financial muscle to lure the cream of the crop onto its turf.

Neymar’s impending move isn’t just about his personal journey; it symbolises the ever-growing financial dominance of the Middle East in the football landscape. With clubs from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates channeling billions into transfers and wages, the traditional European giants are facing a seismic shift in the balance of power.


Turtle Nests Hatch In Multiple Locations During The Past Days

 - Local - Aug 16 2023 SHARE ON:

In a heartening display of nature’s resilience and collaborative conservation efforts, turtles have successfully hatched from multiple nests, in different location around Malta and Gozo.

Following rigorous protocols, Nature Trust Malta volunteers and officials from the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) carefully excavated the nests under the watchful eye of a qualified veterinarians.

The Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) remains steadfast in its commitment to safeguarding Malta’s marine life.

Collaborating with Nature Trust Malta and other organisations, ERA’s efforts extend to funding interventions for the rescue and rehabilitation of injured wildlife, furthering the cause of marine conservation in Maltese waters.


Suspicious Fires Ravage – FKNK Calls for Unity in Protecting Nature

 - Local - Aug 16 2023 SHARE ON:

In a disturbing incident, a series of suspicious fires ravaged at l-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa grove, at an area owned by the FKNK.

The fires, reported in four different areas of the wilderness reserve, occurred simultaneously around 5 p.m. on the eve of Santa Maria, prompting suspicions of deliberate vandalism.

The FKNK swiftly issued a statement expressing deep concern and condemnation over the suspected acts of arson that have inflicted irreversible damage to the natural environment. The fires’ synchronised ignition in separate parts of the grove has led experts to believe that this was a coordinated effort, aimed at causing maximum destruction.

Volunteer members from the Mellieħa Sub-Committee within the FKNK sprang into action, responding immediately to control the fires alongside dedicated Civil Protection officers. The team’s rapid intervention prevented further devastation, with the presence of Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) officers and police providing invaluable support on the ground.

The FKNK has voiced its strong belief that these acts of destruction are cowardly and thoughtless, causing irreversible harm to a vital habitat that will take years to regenerate.

From his end, Lucas Micallef, took to social media to express his dismay, stating, “This is a cowardly act that shows where hatred leads you. It destroys a natural environment that needs years to regenerate.” Micallef commended the tireless efforts of the FKNK volunteers and Civil Protection officials, emphasising their dedication to safeguarding the environment. He also vowed to stand alongside others in the fight to uncover the culprits behind the fires, pledging not to rest until those responsible are brought to justice.

The FKNK has called upon the public to assist in their quest for justice by sharing any information related to the incident. Anyone with knowledge about the suspicious fires is urged to immediately contact the police at 21224001, ensuring that those responsible are held accountable for their reckless actions.


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