ONE OF the world’s most ferocious sorts of jellyfish has been noticed swimming off the coast of Eire.
There have been at the least two vital sightings of the doubtless lethal Lion’s Mane jellyfish in Irish waters over the previous few days.
The primary got here at Malahide Seashore in Dublin the place the native authority to challenge a press release urging the general public to take further care when utilizing the seaside.
A warning posted outdoors the seaside learn: “Fingal County Council is urging bathers to be further vigilant on seashores the place Lions Mane jellyfish are discovered.
“A sting from a Lion’s Mane jellyfish could cause nausea, sweating, cramps, complications and different signs and extreme stings ought to search pressing medical consideration.”
There have been a number of reported sightings alongside Dublin’s seashores in current weeks.
Previously 24 hours, Lough Swilly RNLI have additionally known as on swimmers and canine house owners to be on their guard after a Lion’s Mane jellyfish was discovered washed up on the shores of Buncrana.
The invention is a sign that free-swimming marine animals are current within the space round Lough Swilly.
It additionally suggests Lion’s Mane jellyfish at the moment are swimming past the East coast of Eire, the place till now they are extra generally discovered.
Able to rising as giant as 36.5 metres lengthy, Lion’s Mane jellyfish are among the many most vicious animals of its form.
An unlimited ocean predator, they boast tentacles stretching out a number of metres that are used to seize and pull in a wide range of prey together with fish, sea creatures and even birds.
Whereas undoubtedly beautiful to witness in actual life, lion’s man jellyfish carry a robust sting for anybody that comes into contact with the large tentacles.
Within the best-case eventualities, victims expertise ache and soreness.
Within the worst, the sting can result in hospitalisation and even dying.
Lion’s Mane jellyfish are extra usually noticed within the Irish Sea from the interval working from June till late September.
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