A giant smack of pink jellyfish invaded the waters adjacent to the Audace pier in Trieste on Thursday, capturing people’s attention with a breathtaking spectacle.
Several bystanders stopped to take pictures of the jellyfish forming a pink carpet on the waters.
The spotted jellyfish belong to the ‘Rhizostoma Pulmo’ family, commonly known as the barrel jellyfish.
Barrel jellyfish swarms are becoming increasingly frequent throughout the Adriatic Sea.
Experts believe the jellyfish smack reached the pier due to winds and currents, which pushed them towards it.
The pretty creatures floated close to the surface as it is where the water gets warmest, receives more light, and contains more plankton, especially during spring.