Friday, April 01, 2016


Imagine islanders' surprise early this morning when they came down to Silver Lake! The harbor was teeming with tens of thousands of jellyfish.

The jellyfish were so thick that fishing boats were disabled when water intake openings on outboard motors became clogged with the gelatinous critters. The "Invasion of the Jellyfish," as locals are calling this event, extends several miles into Pamlico Sound. Creative entrepreneurs have already begun thinking of ways to turn the jellyfish into tourist dollars.

According to Wikipedia, " Some species of jellyfish are edible for human consumption and are used as a source of food and as an ingredient in various dishes. Edible jellyfish is a seafood that is harvested and consumed in several Asian and Southeast Asian countries, and in some Asian countries it is considered to be a delicacy. Edible jellyfish is often processed into a dried product. Several types of foods and dishes may be prepared with edible jellyfish, including salads, sushi, noodles, main courses, and even ice cream."

Click here for more information on jellyfish and jellyfish invasions.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about the 1977 recording of traditional Outer Banks folk music. You can read the article here:


  1. Marie from PA6:44 AM

    Do you know of any explanation for this "invasion?" Has this happened before? Ohhhh, you almost got me, Philip!!! :-)

  2. You get me ever year. I'm too trusting.

  3. Anonymous8:11 AM

    I just ate one. It was delicious.

  4. Debbie Leonard8:25 AM

    Happy April Fools Day to you too!

  5. I've been wondering what you would come up with this year!! Good one!

  6. Julie S.9:09 AM

    I really look forward to your yearly trick!

  7. O no-- not again!

  8. :-D LOVE IT!! Have a great weekend!!!

  9. Anonymous8:49 AM

    What a wonderful April Fools joke!
    Loved the drone life guards and now jelly fish - very creative!!!