Over the recent weeks you may have spied many of these on the beaches around the peninsula.
Meet the Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita). It drifts with the current feeding on plankton and mollusks from as far north as Greenland to as far south as Cape Town. Its four luminous moons (gonads-for reproduction) are readily visible and are purplish in females/ clear in males. Its sting is mild and isn’t harmful to humans.
Moon by name and by nature!-thousands of these were taken into space on board the shuttle Columbia in the early nineties for weightlessness experimentation.