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A Guide to Jellyfish in the UK

A GUIDE TO JELLYFISH IN THE UK Jellyfish have lived in the oceans for at least 500 million years, that's before dinosaurs! I Not all species have a DONT USE VINEGAR sting that affect humans' PREDATORS DONT TOUCH Ignore any advice you may have heard about using vinegar or urinating on the sting. It's unlikely to help and may make the situation worse. Never touch jellyfish with bare hands or skin. Jellyfish can still sting I even when they are dead. ADVISES NHS Jellyfish are the staple diet of the sun fish and endangered leatherback ! turtle, which are seasonal visitors to the UK. SHAVING CREAM The NHS advises applying shaving cream to the affected area to help prevent the spread of toxins. NO BRAIN NO BONES Jellyfish don't have bones, brains, hearts, blood or a central nervous system and are made up of more than 90% water. The most spotted jellyfish in the UK this year is the MOON JELLYFISH. They are generally small in size, translucent, and have a very mild sting. I Other common sightings were for compass, lion's mane, blue and barrel jellyfish. 90% water TREAT WITH PAINKILLERS MOON JELLYFISH STING The sting of the moon jellyfish is not dangerous to humans; however a victim may experience a stinging sensation on the surface of the skin where they have been stung. Treat a jellyfish sting with painkillers, I such as paracetamol and ibuprofen I to help ease any pain and swelling. STAY IN O

A Guide to Jellyfish in the UK

shared by matt0101 on Sep 27
Following the recent surge in jellyfish along the coastline of the UK particularly in Cornwall, Stay In Cornwall has put together a guide for keeping safe from the creatures while visiting the beach. ...


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