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Winds Strand Jellyfish Along Our Shoreline. Beware Of Stings!

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After the June sunshine, recent high winds have brought wibbles and wobbles of jellyfish onto the tideline along our coastline.

Jellyfish are 95% water and have no brain, blood or heart. However, despite being intriguing creatures, it’s always worth remembering the maxim “look but don’t touch” with these creatures, which were once known as sea jellies. Some can pack a sting even when stranded and dying.

Those landing on our shoreline in recent days include:

  • The Compass Jelly. The Wildlife Trust says, ‘It’s easy to see where the compass jellyfish got its name – its brown markings look just like a compass! They may look beautiful – but they give a nasty sting so keep your distance.’
  • The Lion’s Mane Jelly.  The Wildlife Trust says, ‘The long mane of tentacles that stream out from the lion’s mane jellyfish is stunning… literally! Look but don’t touch when it comes to these jellyfish – they give a powerful sting.’
  • The Moon Jelly which is the most common jellyfish in UK seas, often washing up on our beaches. With this jellyfish the Wildlife Trust says, ‘No need to worry though – it doesn’t sting humans.’

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