Friday, 4 December 2015

Monster Jellyfish Washed up on Thanet Coast

These Barrel Jellyfish have over the last week been washing up on our shores around the Thanet Coast. These were photographed in Westbrook Bay, Margate but have even penetrated past Westgate.

These specimens were up to a foot in diameter however they are often the size of a dustbin lid.

They pose no threat to humans as their sting is too mild to cause us any harm.

Normally these large jellyfish are mainly seen on Britain's south west coast and it is thought that they have been driven up the Channel by a run of west and south west winds to our shores.

Thanet has had a good year for jellyfish spotting as earlier in the summer we had an abundance of moon jellyfish.