The ultimate guide to keeping safe from jellyfish – Guide below
Following the recent surge in jellyfish along the coastline of the UK, Stay In Cornwall has put together a guide for keeping safe from the creatures while visiting the beach. The moon jellyfish has been the most spotted so far this year and does have a very mild sting, although this is easily avoidable and causes minimal harm to humans.
The guide itself contains useful information such as the fact that not all jellyfish found in the UK are able to sting humans. Also, advice from the NHS suggests that urinating on the affected area can in fact make the situation worse and instead to use shaving gel and ibuprofen to help ease pain and swelling. The guide also contains information such as facts that the origins of jellyfish date back more than 500 million years, are made up of more than 90% water and also have no brains or bones.
Jellyfish are also the staple diet of the endangered leatherback turtle and the giant sun fish, species which regularly visit Cornwall’s waters to feed.
But remember look and don’t touch. If you do happen to come into contact with a jellyfish then follow these simple instructions. Also, please take time to inform the Marine Conservation Society of your sighting as this information will help us to understand the health of our coastal seas.”
The Marine Conservation Society Jellyfish survey can be found at http://www.mcsuk.org/what_we_do/Wildlife%20protection/Report%20wildlife%20sightings/Report%20wildlife%20sightings
More information can be found on: www.stayincornwall.co.uk