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January 28, 2004
Deepa Bharath Translucent jellyfish swimming by the docks near waterside restaurants are attracting a number of customers to the water, cameras in hand. The waters near Bluewater Grill have seen a large school of these creatures over the last four or five days, said Karen Terrin, a bookkeeper at the restaurant. "You can literally reach down and touch them," she said. "There are millions of them in the morning during high tide. It's quite a fascinating thing to look at."
NEWS
April 17, 2002
-- Lolita Harper Hundreds of thousands of little, globular creatures of the sea washed up on the shores Tuesday until high tide finally pulled them back home in the afternoon. Newport Beach lifeguards said the beaches were littered with relatives of the jellyfish both Monday and Tuesday morning. The circular animals are called hydroids and vary in size from 1 to 50 centimeters. The small sea creatures float on top of the water and are carried to shore by the wind, lifeguards said.
NEWS
July 21, 2005
Lauren Vane With feet stretched out and bodies partially submerged in the lapping waves, sunbathers crowded the sand near the water's edge Wednesday afternoon at 15th Street on Balboa Peninsula. Joining them in the surf, and sometimes on the sand, were rarely seen black jellyfish. For several days, the creatures have been leaving some beachgoers with a sting stronger than sunburn. Seventeen-year-old Yvonne Rodriguez of Anaheim came to Newport for a day at the beach with friends and ended up the victim of a jellyfish.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | July 26, 2005
Swarms of jellyfish that have been appearing at Orange County beaches since last week continue to sting beachgoers as lifeguards all along Newport's beaches report seeing "hundreds of thousands" of the creatures floating near shore. The threat of being stung was enough to keep some people out of the water Monday afternoon. Instead of the throngs of people usually seen swimming in the water on a hot day, the sandy shore was crowded with cautious onlookers, searching the surf for jellyfish.
NEWS
June 26, 2005
Photographing the jellyfish in the Rhine Channel was a challenging assignment. Since we don't have underwater housing for any of our cameras, I had to get my hands on a vinyl bag with a watertight seal, which Photo Editor Steve McCrank let me borrow. Unfortunately, I couldn't get one that was big enough to house the bigger cameras that we use, so I had to rely on a point-and-shoot digital camera. Once the two items were together, I went to the channel and began experimenting with different exposures and flash outputs until I got the perfect combinationn.
NEWS
July 24, 2005
ENVIRONMENT Jellyfish join swimmers in water, on sand in Newport Sizzling temperatures around the Southland brought the crowds out to area beaches last week. Joining them in the surf, and sometimes on the sand, were rarely seen black jellyfish. The creatures left some beachgoers with a sting stronger than sunburn. Lifeguards have been carrying spray bottles with vinegar, one of the few treatments for the stings, since the jellyfish showed up. More than 100 people have been stung by the sea creatures in the past week, according to a lifeguard watch commander.
NEWS
By: | July 31, 2005
Here's a scary number: 100,000. Now here's something even scarier: hundreds of thousands. And that, plain and simple, is how many jellyfish Newport Beach lifeguards have reported seeing in the water over the past weeks. If you don't believe the hype, you haven't been to the beach, because the black jellyfish -- reportedly never seen here before -- have been everywhere. Floating in the water. Washing up on shore (where they still can sting you if you touch them)
NEWS
September 12, 2000
One of the most vivid memories of my childhood is watching teams of horses pulling nets full of fish onto the beach in front of the 14th Street grammar school on the Balboa Peninsula. I think it was about 1922, and I think I was in the fourth grade. If I seem a little unsure of the details, it's because following my father, who was a railroad worker, from one grubby little railroad town to another, I went to a lot of grammar schools. But I remember the horses dragging in fish, and that certainly didn't happen in Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah or Nevada.
NEWS
By: | July 29, 2005
Architect pleads guilty to 13 felony charges A Newport Beach architect lost his license after pleading guilty in Orange County Superior Court to 13 felony counts of altering land surveys for more than a dozen Newport Beach homes. The California Architects Board and the Department of Consumer Affairs asked to revoke Andrew Paul Goetz's license after he admitted in January that he forged or altered land surveys on some homes. He was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail, three years of probation, and the immediate surrender of his architect's license.
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NEWS
By: | September 9, 2005
Over the Labor Day weekend in Laguna, life at the beach was a busy affair for the 53 city lifeguards on duty. With surf coming in at three to six feet, there were 171 rescues reported, including one major incident involving an airlift for a swimmer who injured his back and neck after a wave dropped him to the bottom of the ocean, lifeguards said. A total of 237 lifeguard medical assists, both major and minor, was reported. There were 3,481 advisements given to beachgoers for various infractions, including dogs on the beach, drinking alcohol, and not adhering to the city's marine ordinances.
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NEWS
By: Lindsay Sandham | August 22, 2005
As Newport-Mesa students get ready to go back to school Sept. 6, activity at the beach is slowing down. Mark Herman, a Newport Beach lifeguard dispatcher, said it's been a slow summer for tourism at Newport Beach. "The crowds have been low all summer," he said. Herman, who has worked as a lifeguard for 18 years, said the crowds may be light this year for a number of reasons, including the swarm of black jellyfish and the low surf. He also said high gas prices could be prompting some Riverside County residents to stay home.
NEWS
By: | July 31, 2005
Here's a scary number: 100,000. Now here's something even scarier: hundreds of thousands. And that, plain and simple, is how many jellyfish Newport Beach lifeguards have reported seeing in the water over the past weeks. If you don't believe the hype, you haven't been to the beach, because the black jellyfish -- reportedly never seen here before -- have been everywhere. Floating in the water. Washing up on shore (where they still can sting you if you touch them)
NEWS
By: | July 29, 2005
Architect pleads guilty to 13 felony charges A Newport Beach architect lost his license after pleading guilty in Orange County Superior Court to 13 felony counts of altering land surveys for more than a dozen Newport Beach homes. The California Architects Board and the Department of Consumer Affairs asked to revoke Andrew Paul Goetz's license after he admitted in January that he forged or altered land surveys on some homes. He was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail, three years of probation, and the immediate surrender of his architect's license.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | July 26, 2005
Swarms of jellyfish that have been appearing at Orange County beaches since last week continue to sting beachgoers as lifeguards all along Newport's beaches report seeing "hundreds of thousands" of the creatures floating near shore. The threat of being stung was enough to keep some people out of the water Monday afternoon. Instead of the throngs of people usually seen swimming in the water on a hot day, the sandy shore was crowded with cautious onlookers, searching the surf for jellyfish.
NEWS
July 24, 2005
ENVIRONMENT Jellyfish join swimmers in water, on sand in Newport Sizzling temperatures around the Southland brought the crowds out to area beaches last week. Joining them in the surf, and sometimes on the sand, were rarely seen black jellyfish. The creatures left some beachgoers with a sting stronger than sunburn. Lifeguards have been carrying spray bottles with vinegar, one of the few treatments for the stings, since the jellyfish showed up. More than 100 people have been stung by the sea creatures in the past week, according to a lifeguard watch commander.
NEWS
July 21, 2005
Lauren Vane With feet stretched out and bodies partially submerged in the lapping waves, sunbathers crowded the sand near the water's edge Wednesday afternoon at 15th Street on Balboa Peninsula. Joining them in the surf, and sometimes on the sand, were rarely seen black jellyfish. For several days, the creatures have been leaving some beachgoers with a sting stronger than sunburn. Seventeen-year-old Yvonne Rodriguez of Anaheim came to Newport for a day at the beach with friends and ended up the victim of a jellyfish.
NEWS
June 26, 2005
Photographing the jellyfish in the Rhine Channel was a challenging assignment. Since we don't have underwater housing for any of our cameras, I had to get my hands on a vinyl bag with a watertight seal, which Photo Editor Steve McCrank let me borrow. Unfortunately, I couldn't get one that was big enough to house the bigger cameras that we use, so I had to rely on a point-and-shoot digital camera. Once the two items were together, I went to the channel and began experimenting with different exposures and flash outputs until I got the perfect combinationn.
NEWS
February 1, 2004
We must be missing something. People are actually excited about thousands of jellyfish floating around in the waters by Cannery Village? They're showing up by the docks and the restaurants, cameras in hand, to catch a glimpse of the translucent, bobbing creatures? Perhaps it's all the time we've spent in the ocean, but we don't abide by creatures like jellyfish -- the most common of which belong to the class Scyphozoan -- in these parts. We've felt the lashing sting of a sea jelly as it floated past.
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