A Jellyfish invasion could be hitting the British coastalÂ beaches this summer, experts reveal.
It is thought to be due to over-fishing, pollution and climate change that will bring the swarms of Jelly fishes toÂ our shores.
The warning comes just weeks afterÂ Scotland’sÂ nuclear station inÂ Thorness, was forced to close due to an infestation known as the ‘moon jellyfish’ scientifically called the AureliaÂ Aurita.
The MCS (Marine Conservation Society) has indicated the problem will be down to environmental factors. MCS programme manager Peter RichardsonÂ explainedÂ : “These increases have been linked to factors such as pollution, over-fishing and possibly climate change.
“We should consider jellyfish populations as important indicators of the state of our seas, and the MCS jellyfish survey helps provide some of the information we need to understand more about them.”
The Moon, blue, compass, and the lion’s main jellyfish are not strangers to the British seas, and most have mild stings in comparison to the deadly Box Jellyfish which can be fatal to the victim after just 1 minute.
However beach visitors are urged not touch the jellyfish, and cautionÂ is advised ‘Look but do not touch’. Even though many Jellyfish stings may be mild, many suffer from server allergic reactions after being stung.
The arrival of the JellyfishÂ invasionÂ have seen increased numbers of the endangered species the ‘LeatherbackÂ turtle’ spotted onÂ BritishÂ beaches, they are usually only seen in tropical waters.
Jellyfish are the main diet for theÂ immenseÂ turtle, but sadly numbers of the species have dramaticallyÂ declinedÂ in the recent years and the remaining have been marked as critical.