June 25, 2014
Jellyfish warning to beach users along Burnham-On-Sea coastline

Beach users in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have this week been warned to watch out for jellyfish along tide lines.

Several Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting, have been washed up in Burnham in recent days.

Beach user Pete Francois, who took this photo, told "This is one of the largest jellyfish I have seen on Burnham beach for many years."

"We found it on the tideline near Maddock's Slade and it measured about 16-18 inches across."

The warm summer weather has led to an increase in the numbers of the creatures around the UK coastline.

And beach wardens in our area are recommending paddlers keep an eye out for the creatures as a precaution.

A spokesman for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) told "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."

Pictured: Top, a Moon Jellyfish washed up on Burnham beach this week


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