Jellyfish may Set Record in Wales

Jellyfish may Set Record in Wales

This summer, jellyfish can hit the record in Wales, say researchers. Wales is one of the best places in the UK, where study on jellyfish can be done, along with more reports and species, said Marine Conservation Society (MCS) biodiversity programme manager Dr. Peter Richardson.

Carmarthen Bay, Tremadog Bay and Anglesey are the places, where rise has been seen in the number of jellyfish. More than 1,100 reports of jellyfish sightings were recorded in 2013, according the MCS.

Last year was extraordinary and was also the biggest in the history of survey, said Dr. Richardson. Moon, compass, lion's mane jellyfish and barrel jellyfish are the other common species which are seen.

If the large number of lion's mane jellyfish is appearing in the tourist beaches then people should know about it. The numbers of jellyfish have increased around the world because of the rise in the sea temperature and also due to the increase in the pollution.

"The remarkable number of barrel jellyfish reported from South West England this year is quite unusual, and at odds with what our report describes, previous years have seen hotspots for this species in West Welsh and Scottish waters", said Prof. Brendan Godley of the University of Exeter.

In the report published by the MCS, the tribute was given to more than 3,500 volunteers who had sent the details of sightings every year.

The MCS invite people to take part in the survey of jellyfish. People can download photo-ID guide from mcsuk. org. and can report the details online.

Before reporting about the jellyfish the participants of the survey should look carefully at jellyfish and should not touch them as some of the species have powerful string.

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