Loof-lirpa outbreak on anchor rodes

I was once cojoled to be ‘Controller’ on the ‘Cruisers Net’ (Channel 69 for goodness sake!!!).
One day, I made a story up and announced on the early morning radio that someone had reported starnge orange jelly things on their anchor rode, I made it sound quite serious and that on no account should anyone  attempt to extract these jelly monsters – but call for help…..I said that the authorities had described then as ‘Loof-Lirpa’ … the day went on with a few calls that people had actually seen the outbreaks, this was of course on April the 1st……………

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