Readers capture photos of jellyfish on Sidmouth beach

A barrel jellyfish washed ashore on Sidmouth beach around the size of a size six trainer. Picture: C

A barrel jellyfish washed ashore on Sidmouth beach around the size of a size six trainer. Picture: Clare Luke - Credit: Archant

Barrel jellyfish have washed ashore on Sidmouth beach.

A barrel jellyfish washed ashore on Sidmouth beach. Picture: Clare Luke

A barrel jellyfish washed ashore on Sidmouth beach. Picture: Clare Luke - Credit: Archant

Clare Luke took these shots of one 'large' creature when she was on the beach on Wednesday evening. It was the same length as a size six trainer.

There have been many sightings across East Devon, with many spotted on Exmouth beach.

Barrel jellyfish, otherwise known as dustbin-lid jellyfish due to their shape, are often seen in late spring starting from May.

Each jellyfish has eight arms, which are frilly in apperance, but contain stinging tentacles.


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The Wildlife Trust said the sting is not normally harmful to humans but advised not to handle them as the jell can still sting when dead.

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