warning to beach users along Burnham-On-Sea coastline
users in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have this week been
warned to watch out for jellyfish along tide lines.
Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting, have been washed
up in Burnham in recent days.
user Pete Francois, who took this photo, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This is one of the largest jellyfish I have seen on Burnham
beach for many years."
found it on the tideline near Maddock's Slade and it measured
about 16-18 inches across."
warm summer weather has led to an increase in the numbers of the
creatures around the UK coastline.
beach wardens in our area are recommending paddlers keep an eye
out for the creatures as a precaution.
spokesman for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"While some jellyfish are harmless or have a very mild sting,
others have a more painful sting. We recommend that, for your
own safety, you do not touch them."
Top, a Moon Jellyfish washed up on Burnham beach this week