Translucent jellyfish, with fish trapped inside it, washes up on UK beach

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When is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower?

The Perseids happen each year in August and are expected to reach their peak this year between Aug. 11 to 13 (Wednesday to Friday), with the best viewing hours between midnight and dawn on Thursday (Aug. 12), according to NASA. That means the peak is overnight tonight. Space.comPerseid meteor shower 2021 webcasts: How to watch the 'shooting stars' at their peak live tonight

The trapped fish was likely the jellyfish's last meal.

A dead jellyfish that recently washed up on a beach in the U.K. shows off its last meal — a whole, and rather surprised-looking, fish — through its translucent bell, stunning photos reveal.

The jelly is a compass jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella), named for its brown, V-shaped markings that look like the lines on a compass. The juvenile fish inside has yet to be identified.

Juvenile fish have been known to seek shelter within the tentacles of jellyfish.  However, the protector turned predator for this particular fish, as experts think it was stung to death by the jelly and would have been slowly digested in its rudimentary stomach, known as a coelenteron, if the jelly had not washed ashore, according to Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

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For a meteor-watching excursion, you'll want to consider bringing a lounge chair, sleeping bag or both to avoid straining your neck while you skywatch. Pack layers, snacks and perhaps a hot beverage since it can get chilly at night, and be sure to give your eyes plenty of time to adjust to the dark. Skywatching columnist Joe Rao has more tips for a successful Perseids quest in his full guide to this year's shower.

If you can't get away from city lights or poor weather blots out the show, don't worry: the Perseids are also coming to a livestream near you.

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The heat and humidity will likely peak Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid/upper 90s and a heat index over 100°. We will continue to feel those extremely humid conditions.

Along with the heat, we will be watching a slow moving front to our northwest. Many models have this front moving closer by the weekend allowing for better chances and coverage of afternoon/evening storms.

The slow-moving front will enter the region bringing a few scattered showers and storms Saturday. Ahead of it, we remain hot with highs in the low-mid 90s. By Sunday, the front passes overhead with more clouds and better shower/storm chances along with cooler temperatures reaching the mid 80s.

We turn even cooler early next week with highs in the low 80s by Monday and Tuesday. From there we wait and see what kind of influence we will see from the tropics.

Tropical Storm Fred developed just south of Puerto Rico Tuesday evening. The storm is the sixth of the Atlantic Hurricane season and is likely to remain as a tropical storm as it travels over the mountainous terrain of the Dominican Republic and Haiti before heading toward Cuba Friday. By the weekend, the tropical system will approach south Florida before likely entering the Gulf of Mexico and turning north.

Beyond the weekend, it’s pure speculation regarding any impact on our area as a result of the tropics. We could certainly stand to see some tropical rain. Several models suggest rain may impact the southeast. However, if anything makes it here. it wouldn’t likely be until mid-to-late next week.

Translucent jellyfish, with fish trapped inside it, washes up on UK beach

KHOU 11 11 August, 2021 - 10:34am

The trapped fish was likely the jellyfish's last meal.

A dead jellyfish that recently washed up on a beach in the U.K. shows off its last meal — a whole, and rather surprised-looking, fish — through its translucent bell, stunning photos reveal.

The jelly is a compass jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella), named for its brown, V-shaped markings that look like the lines on a compass. The juvenile fish inside has yet to be identified.

Juvenile fish have been known to seek shelter within the tentacles of jellyfish.  However, the protector turned predator for this particular fish, as experts think it was stung to death by the jelly and would have been slowly digested in its rudimentary stomach, known as a coelenteron, if the jelly had not washed ashore, according to Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

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Dangers in the deep: 10 scariest sea creatures

Deep blue sea: Winning underwater photographs 

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