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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