1420788103681Thousands of jellyfish have washed up on Bells Beach north of Brisbane, creating a spectacular vision of Mother Nature in action. Redcliffe local and keen photographer Andrew Saltmarsh snapped these images on Friday afternoon after stopping at Pelican Park at Clontarf on his way home from work. “After a few minutes I noticed that it smelled a bit more like the ocean than usual and when I looked down beyond the rock wall I just saw thousands and thousands of the blue blubber jellyfish stretching all the way down the beach,” he said. “There were just as many of them still in the water rolling up onto the shore or just bobbing around in the shallows. They all looked pretty much dead.” The blue blubber, or catostylus mosaicus, is the most common species of jellyfish found along Queensland’s coastline. It gets its colour from algae plant cells present in its body, which photosynthesise, allowing it to convert energy that the jellyfish can use. More