Jellyfish find prompts warning

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Jellyfish find prompts warning

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...

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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.

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by George Hollett

3rd July 2014, at 16:24:02

Steve P T - is it the species with 'hundreds & thousands' & a big red cherry in the middle...?

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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

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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:

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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!

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by Mike Crowe

2nd July 2014, at 16:28:18

Filleted Jelly Fish in a milk sauce is wonderul

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by George Hollett

2nd July 2014, at 15:23:32

Jelly & ice cream - yum...yum...

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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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