13:44 31 July 2013
Jellyfish may not be something some of us expect to see when we visit the UK’s coastlines. Well, you may be surprised to hear that because of the warm weather, the UK has been attracting more jellyfish.
A reason for this is believed to be because the waters surrounding British shores have got warmer, and so are more suitable for jellyfish.
There have been reports of certain types of jellyfish. This relates to blue jellyfish, among others.
Doctor Peter Richardson, biodiversity programme manager for the Marine Conservation Society, talked of jellyfish reports before June and then said: “However, as our waters warmed, sightings of jellyfish increased, with moon jellyfish reported in large numbers around the UK, reports of compass and blue jellyfish in the South West, and blooms of lion's mane jellies around North Wales and north-west England."
As related in one report by The Telegraph, it is advised that swimmers in North Wales for example, should watch out for ‘lion's mane jellies’.
And also those in the sea in the South West of England, such as in places like Cornwall for example, should also take care when it comes to jellyfish.
Jellyfish, or jellies, are typified as free-swimming marine creatures. They have a gelatinous body and also tentacles. Their body is shaped like an umbrella.
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