A giant jellyfish spotted on a west Donegal beach yesterday is believed to be of the verminous Lion’s Mane variety.
The huge creature was photographed at Magheroarty Beach by Eddie McFadden.
Lion’s Mane are said to be able to deliver a verminous sting which may cause medical complications.
Swimmers are advised to proceed with caution.
Jellyfish are commonplace in Irish waters all year round, but the number will continue to increase over the next few months according to the CEO of Irish Water Safety.
“Each summer, we are seeing more and more jellyfish. Global warming and overfishing are the two main reasons for this,” said Mr John Leech.
“When the jellyfish are small, fish will feed on them. But if we don’t have those fish to eat those smaller jellyfish, because they have been fished, these jellyfish will continue to breed in very large numbers and that’s what we’re seeing,” he added.Tags: