Jellyfish ‘Mega Swarm’

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in New Quay

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in New Quay

Rhizostoma Jellyfish in New Quay

Rhizostoma Jellyfish in New Quay

You may have heard recently on the news about hundreds of Jellyfish washing up on beaches in New Quay.

Our Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Officer was on hand to monitor the event.

Sarah Perry, Living Seas Officer said: "This is definitely a mega swarm. I have never seen them this big before. They do wash up each year but this is unusual because of the number on our shores and the size of them".

The specific jellyfish that washed up are called rhizostoma jellyfish and are not harmful to people. They mean leave a small rash on sensitive skin if you touch them however.

We are pleased to say that many of the jellyfish have now been taken back out into the ocean by the tide and many of them can still be seen floating in the waters around New Quay.

Read the BBC's article.