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Old 14 June 2005, 13:58   #1
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Giant jelly fish

Whilst Doughnutting (at 20mph) off Abersoch beach last weekend we came across a large number of effing big jelly fish can anyone answer these questions:-

1. Are they dangerous?
2. Do they stay long or is it just for 2 weeks hols?
3. Do they come every year or is this year different? the sea was surprisingly warm 17 deg C.
4. Do they go to Abersoch to sting the the rich B's off the Warren.

My riders left the water pretty sharpish when they spotted them
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Old 14 June 2005, 14:26   #2
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Whilst Doughnutting (at 20mph) off Abersoch beach last weekend we came across a large number of effing big jelly fish can anyone answer these questions:-

1. Are they dangerous?
2. Do they stay long or is it just for 2 weeks hols?
3. Do they come every year or is this year different? the sea was surprisingly warm 17 deg C.
4. Do they go to Abersoch to sting the the rich B's off the Warren.

My riders left the water pretty sharpish when they spotted them
Why use a duffnut??? You could have used a jellyfish!!!

http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Moonjell.htm

They are very common in the summer - probably a barrel one if they were big - quite harmless.

On the other hand it could have been a Lion's Mane Jellyfish which does sting - apparently like a wasp sting but as with ALL stinging creatures what is harmless to one person could kill another if they are allergic to it......
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Old 14 June 2005, 14:50   #3
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Why use a duffnut??? You could have used a jellyfish!!!
Can you just attach the ski rope to their tentacles? don't they mind?
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Well I've swum close to many a jelly fish in Abersoch, and my sister has been stung. Yes, they are there most of the summer and frighten my kids from letting me tip them off the doughnut. A wetsuit is of course the best protection.
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Can you just attach the ski rope to their tentacles? don't they mind?
Only the male ones....

And yes, I would imagine that they would mind
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Moon jelly fish not a problem and you can pick them up, but the Lions Mane are really nasty, will badly sting an adult leaving a nasty red welt for several days and could be serious for a child. There tenicles are almost invisable like thin fishing line can be 10 - 15 feet long. Immiedate treatment is a liberal splash of vinegar and we used to carry a bottle on the boat when diving around Ireland. Seen then from the Scottish western isles, around Ireland and in the Irish Sea.

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Met a couple of gays on a Greek island who had been stung by jellyfish. Told them to bathe the sting in a weak solution of ammonia.....the nearest source being human urine. You should have heard the squeals of delight and anticipation......
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Met a couple of gays on a Greek island who had been stung by jellyfish. Told them to bathe the sting in a weak solution of ammonia.....the nearest source being human urine. You should have heard the squeals of delight and anticipation......

ahahahahahahahha lol lol lol ..........
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Just seen this - may be of interest

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/4121292.stm

Visitors to the coast at Tremadog Bay in north Wales have been warned about a swarm of jellyfish in the area.
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There were a load (several hundred) of Moon Jellyfish washed up about 2 weeks ago at Barmouth (just down the coast from Tremadog), and lots more on the tide on Wednesday or Thursday last week. They do appear to sting - the dog licked one, and he won't be doing that again anytime soon......

During the start of the 3 Peaks Race (last saturday), we were just drifting with the tide at one end of the start line, we found ourselves in a swarm of Barrel Jelly fish, ranging in size from 20-30 cms across to ones that were the size of dustbins. Everyone's feet were removed from the water until we moved away!! Impressive to look at though......

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