Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Sunday, 7 August 2011

By the wind Sailor

Wonderful to see an image of this creature in Medusa form. I,ve only seen the mature form in 2004 when hundreds were washed up on Pembs beaches. I tried 'sailing' one. It was quite incredible. It sailed a pretty steady course. If one were to remove the rudder from a sailing dinghy it would tend to turn into the wind and 'luff up'.Maybe sail designers could learn something from this creature.

Peter Byles

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