July 6, 2016
Jellyfish warning issued to beach users in Burnham-On-Sea and Brean

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

Several Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting to paddlers and swimmers, have been washed up along local beaches during recent days.

Brean beach warden Dave Furber said that dozens had been washed up on the beach during this week's high tides.

The warm summer weather has led to an increase in the numbers of the creatures and beach wardens are advising paddlers to 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."

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