of jellyfish washed up at Brean, prompting fresh warning
and swimmers using beaches in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean
have been given a fresh warning to watch out for jellyfish in
the sea after hundreds of the creatures have been seen in the
water this week.
numbers of Moon Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting, have
been seen this week, as pictured here, just days after a safety
warning from the Marine Conservation Society.
recent heatwave and warm summer weather have caused an increase
in the numbers of jellyfish around the UK coastline.
warden Dave Furber told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've had hundreds
of Moon Jellyfish washed up this week on each high tide. It's
the most I've seen here in a long time."
are recommending that paddlers keep an eye out for the creatures
as a precaution and avoid touching them."
Peter Richardson, the Marine Conservation Society Biodiversity
Programme Manager and jellyfish expert, said: "While some
jellyfish are harmless or have a very mild sting, others have
a more painful sting."
recommend that, for their own safety, beach users do not touch
our waters have warmed, sightings of jellyfish have increased,
with Moon Jellyfish reported in large numbers around the UK, including
reports of compass and blue jellyfish in the south west."
The Moon Jellyfish washed up on Brean beach this week