Bluebottle jellyfish, where do they come from?

While the biology of Bluebottles is well known, little evidence is available on the actual origin and pathways of these jellyfish. Observations suggest that massive surges along Australian beaches follow onshore winds in summer, but the respective influence of ocean currents, tides, sea state and winds is yet to be determined.

Our project is to unravel the physical forces acting on the submerged and immerged body of the jellyfish and predict the conditions favourable for them to wash out on our beaches using local observations and Lagrangian modelling. 

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