warning issued to beach users in Burnham-On-Sea and Brean
users in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have this week been
warned to watch out for jellyfish along local tide lines.
Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting to paddlers
and swimmers, have been washed up along local beaches during recent
beach warden Dave Furber said that dozens had been washed up on
the beach during this week's high tides.
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.
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."