Published:
May 10, 2017
New jellyfish warning issued to beach users in Burnham and Brean

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

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

This 14-inch wide Moon jellyfish was washed up at Brean, as pictured here, one of several large jellyfish on local beaches during the past fortnight.

"They can give a nasty sting so we are advising people using the sea to keep an eye out for them at the moment," said the beach warden.

"This jellyfish is one of the biggest we've seen this season - it's quite a big one!"

Last month we reported here on a series of jellyfish being washed up along the beach between Burnham-On-Sea and Brean.

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

 


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