More giant jellyfish wash up on beach

GIANT: Julie Loyd's picture of the jellyfish

GIANT: Julie Loyd's picture of the jellyfish

First published in News

IT’S not everyday that you walk along Weymouth Beach and find three giant jellyfish washed up on the sands.

Julie Loyd spotted the creatures between Greenhill Beach and the Sea Palace earlier this week and took this picture.

It comes after a bloom in numbers of barrel jellyfish in the waters off Weymouth and Portland sparked an increase in sightings along the Jurassic coastline.

Over the weekend more and more sightings of the sea creatures have been reported after members of the public spotted them both in the ocean and washed up on the beaches.

Julie said: “I’ve never seen such a giant jellyfish on an English shore.

“It had huge tentacles and was about three-foot in diameter and was resting near another one that was half buried in the sand and could have been mistaken for a large grey stone until you got close.

“It’s so exciting to find such amazing sea creatures on our shore – but I’m not sure I fancy being in the water with them, even if they are known to be harmless.”

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4:40pm Fri 16 May 14

every user name was taken says...

“It’s so exciting to find such amazing sea creatures on our shore – but I’m not sure I fancy being in the water with them, even if they are known to be harmless.”

Well Julie I am happy you were exited to see amazing creature dead on our shore's. I would rather not see them and be happy that they are swimming merrily in the bay.
“It’s so exciting to find such amazing sea creatures on our shore – but I’m not sure I fancy being in the water with them, even if they are known to be harmless.” Well Julie I am happy you were exited to see amazing creature dead on our shore's. I would rather not see them and be happy that they are swimming merrily in the bay. every user name was taken
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1:17am Sat 17 May 14

westbaywonder says...

I looked at the photo in this story and could not help but think of that election council swearing angry man from Portland. Sorry. LOL
I looked at the photo in this story and could not help but think of that election council swearing angry man from Portland. Sorry. LOL westbaywonder
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6:29pm Sun 18 May 14

JamesYoung says...

westbaywonder wrote:
I looked at the photo in this story and could not help but think of that election council swearing angry man from Portland. Sorry. LOL
Don't apologise. I think it was an apt comparison.
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: I looked at the photo in this story and could not help but think of that election council swearing angry man from Portland. Sorry. LOL[/p][/quote]Don't apologise. I think it was an apt comparison. JamesYoung
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