Steam Packet Surveys

We will be representing ORCA on the Isle of Man and conducting their regular surveys on Ben-My-Chree for them!

orca pics 2 20150728 1193075038

This is a fin-tastic way to collect scientific data and we are hoping to record plenty of whales, dolphins and maybe the odd basking shark or two during the surveys! This is especially important given recent development proposals in Manx waters.

In addition to this, discarded fishing gear and marine debris will also be recorded, highlighting the importance of our Thoughtful Campaign.

We will be keeping you all up to date on the sightings from these surveys!

We would like to say a massive thank you to our friends over at ORCA for this opportunity!

orca pics 2 20150728 2003482635

  1. Your Name(*)
    Please let us know your name.
  2. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.
  3. Date of jellyfish find(*)

    Invalid Input
  4. Time of jellyfish find(*)
    Invalid Input
  5. Recent weather conditions(*)
    Invalid Input
  6. Drag the pin to the location of jellyfish find(*)

    Invalid Input
  7. Observer activity(*)






    Invalid Input
  8. Location of the jellyfish(*)






    Invalid Input
  9. Distance of jellyfish from shore if at sea (m)
    Invalid Input
  10. If diving please state your dive depths at time of sighting (m)
    Invalid Input
  11. Condition of the animal(*)



    Invalid Input
  12. Number of jellyfish seen - if less than 25 individuals please specify amount(*)
    Invalid Input
  13. If more than 25 individuals, please select a category
    Invalid Input
  14. Jellyfish species









    Invalid Input
  15. If an unknown species please describe with as much detail as possible
    Invalid Input
  16. Measurement of jellyfish - Bell diameter (cm)
    Invalid Input
  17. Measurement of jellyfish - Tentacle length (cm)
    Invalid Input
  18. Photos of jellyfish bell (above)
    Invalid Input
  19. Photo of jellyfish bell (underneath)
    Invalid Input
  20. Photo of jellyfish tentacles (please include something for scale where possible)
    Invalid Input
  21. Photo of jellyfish
    Invalid Input
  22. Photo of jellyfish
    Invalid Input
  23. Any other comments
    Please let us know your message.
  24. Anti Spam Code(*)
    Anti Spam Code
      RefreshUnfortunately the anti spam code that you entered seems to be incorrect. Please try again.
  25.   

  1. Your Name(*)
    Please let us know your name.
  2. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.
  3. Date of eggcase find(*)

    Invalid Input
  4. Time of eggcase find(*)
    Invalid Input
  5. Recent weather conditions
    Invalid Input
  6. Drag the pin to the location of eggcase find(*)

    Invalid Input
  7. Details of any eggcase attachment to substrate such as seaweed
    Invalid Input
  8. Identification of eggcase
    Invalid Input
  9. Photos of eggcase and or substrate attachment(*)
    Invalid Input
  10. Any other comments
    Please let us know your message.
  11. Anti Spam Code(*)
    Anti Spam Code
      RefreshUnfortunately the anti spam code that you entered seems to be incorrect. Please try again.
  12. Send
      

Whats that blob?!

Do you want to learn more about Manx jellyfish?

jellyfish title pic1 1 20150617 1821994065

Well, whether you’re a beachcomber, swimmer, boat user or kayaker, your jellyfish reports will play a vital role in helping us all to learn more about our jellies!

Join us and report your sightings here and download our handy Manx jelly guide here!

Identifying stranded jellyfish can be difficult. This is why we hope to encourage your inner David Bailey-ness to take pictures of any jellyfish you find. This includes taking pictures of the top of the jelly bell and underneath the jellyfish.

jellyfish surveys 1 20150617 1737195409BUT, please be careful when turning over the jellyfish and, NEVER touch an unidentified jellyfish as they can still sting long after death jellyfish surveys 1 20150617 1737195409

There’s always plenty of debris or driftwood to use in order to turn over the jelly!

Their tentacles can extend further away from the bell of the jellyfish than you might imagine, so please be aware and never approach a stranded jelly without footwear!

Not only will our survey investigate the distribution patterns of jellyfish around the Isle of Man, it will also provide indicators of the vitality of Manx waters. As sightings of ‘unusual’ visitors such as, sunfish and turtles are becoming more frequent in colder waters, keeping a record of their food - jellyfish, will aid in new conservation efforts.

In addition to this, large species distributions, such as the basking shark, may be better understood by assessing how jellyfish are utilising Manx waters, by monitoring the effects of feeding jellyfish on zooplankton numbers.

Shop
Thoughtful Campaign
Donate

Research. Protect. Inspire.