Locals have noticed an unusual gathering of thousands of jellyfish since last week in the Gordon’s Bay area.

Resident Kita Leigh set out for a day of diving in the area when her group came across huge plumes of bright pink jellyfish covering large portions of the water in Gordon’s Bay.

The brightly coloured jellyfish floating in the water

Leigh said the little pink ocean creatures could be found along the entirety of the bay and that it was an odd occurrence.

Other locals have reported jellyfish floating around the Steenbras River mouth, in smaller volumes.

A close up of the gathering jellies

There is currently much speculation as to why the jellyfish are gathering here and which species they are. Some residents and members of the Underwater Cape Town group say they are Nightlight jellyfish and that they may be in the area due to warmer waters or sea currents.

Pink jellyfish gather around the diving boat

This unique occurrence remains a mystery to us but its beauty is undeniable.

Pictures: Facebook/Kita Leigh



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