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Seeing many Jellyfish?

  • 19-07-2021 5:30pm
    Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭

    folks, are ye seeing many Jellyfish around?

    Seems to be a few on the Rush South beach, though they are just the Common type (one's with the 4 blue rings in the dome)

    Got a couple of stings over the weekend, not painful but very itchy (anti-hists helped)

    Seen a few just now also, mentioned it to a mother who had a few young kids in the water with her


  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭Alex86Eire

    Yeah there were a load last week and this week I found - compass and moon ones mostly though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24 betarayjay

    yeah sure its that time of year they float down moon jellys r ok they dont sting u can handle them, compass on the other hand but seen a report lion's mane have been spotted in Donegal over the weeknd so only a matter of time, sure was mid Aug last year and Seapoint beach was infested with lions mane

  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭smillingsam

    Seen a few in Portally Cove outside Dunmore East last week, there were lots of them out there last year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭YFlyer

    The Olympics is on.

  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭comete

    Loads of compass jellyfish in Enniscrone at the minute, and all floating at the surface because it’s been so calm so far this week.

    Whats the general approach with this amount of them? Do people just swim on and if you hit one that’s life, or do you try to avoid them? I’m in a wetsuit (no gloves or boots) and feel like I’m burning more energy looking out for them and trying to avoid them than I’m actually putting into swimming, but some hardy bucks head out in skins and seem to pay no heed to them.

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