warning issued to beach users in Burnham-On-Sea and Brean
users in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have this week been warned
to watch out for jellyfish along tide lines.
Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting to paddlers
and swimmers, have been washed up along local beaches during recent
a 21-inch wide jellyfish, photographed here, was washed up at Brean
on Thursday morning (April 27th) which the Beach Warden says is
the biggest seen on the beach for many years.
seen several smaller jellyfish washed up this week, but this one
was especially large," the warden told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
and swimmers are being advised to keep an eye out for the creatures
as a precaution over the Bank Holiday weekend.
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."