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Thursday, 3 September 2015

West Bay, Dorset: Jellyfish in record numbers; South West Coast

From viewfromonline

"Marine scientists are reporting record numbers of barrel jellyfish appearing along the South West coast for the second consecutive year. The huge stingers, including the potentially dangerous “Portuguese Man O War” type, have been spotted washing up on the region’s beaches. Experts say the “rise of the jellyfish” in the UK can no longer be ignored and are calling for more rigorous research into the creatures – and what their apparent surge in numbers could mean for our coastline".

South West England is not alone. Last week there were plenty washed up on the beaches around the Ile de Ré, just off the Atlantic coast of France.

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