By Ross Findon
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The barrel jellyfish found at Priory Bay. Picture courtesy of Callie Hatcher.
A BARREL jellyfish has been found on an Isle of Wight beach this week, prompting a warning from the council.
A spokesman said: "This particular photo shows part of a barrel jellyfish. Although these are not particularly harmful, we always advise people to stay away from any jellyfish that wash up on beaches, as other species can be harmful, especially to pets.
"Usually the tide will wash the jellyfish out to sea within a few hours and as this animal was on a private beach (Priory Bay). The responsibility falls to the landowner, should it remain.
"Should anyone spot a dead jellyfish on a public beach, we would advise people not to touch it and keep animals away. If there is any concern for public safety then contact the council on (01983) 821000."
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by George Hollett
4th July 2014, at 10:09:53
Yes I know, the river next the tangerine trees & marshmallow skies...
by Richard Valvona
3rd July 2014, at 19:56:40
Naa. This one has a few wild strawberries on top. It obviously must've been next to a plant-laden rivver bank.
3rd July 2014, at 16:24:02
Steve P T - is it the species with 'hundreds & thousands' & a big red cherry in the middle...?
by steve paul taylor
3rd July 2014, at 15:53:29
There's a red one in my fridge trying to eat my sponge fingers and custard
by Richard C
3rd July 2014, at 11:17:01
If you spot a jellyfish please let the Wildlife Trusts' Jellytastic Project know. See website for details: http://www.makingwavesproject.org.uk/jellytastic/jellyfish-gallery/
by Baz Taylor
2nd July 2014, at 21:16:20
I've seen 4 of these in the last couple of weeks - all from Yarmouth pier. They are HUGE!
by Mike Crowe
2nd July 2014, at 16:28:18
Filleted Jelly Fish in a milk sauce is wonderul
2nd July 2014, at 15:23:32
Jelly & ice cream - yum...yum...
by Graeme Egerton
2nd July 2014, at 15:22:05
Crikey. When I was younger, a dead jellyfish might attract a bit of a poke with a stick: now we get a warning from the Council!
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