June 13, 2017
Even the seagulls look concerned! More jellyfish wash up in Burnham

More jellyfish have been washing up along tidelines in Burnham-On-Sea, Brean and Berrow this week during a series of high tides.

Several Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting to paddlers and swimmers, were washed up along Burnham-On-Sea beach this week.

Even the paddling seagulls appeared to look a little bemused about them, as pictured above!

Beachwarden Dave Furber told that over 200 jellyfish were washed up on one high tide last week following last Tuesday's strong winds, as pictured below.

"They can give a nasty sting so we are advising people using the sea to keep an eye out for them around the tide line," he added.

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 and watch out for them if using the sea where they have been seen."

Pictured: The jellyfish in Burnham-On-Sea this week and Brean last week


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