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Jellyfish the Size of Dustbin Lids Wash Up on Scottish Beaches as Climate Change Heats Up Sea


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Simone
- 3566 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Jellyfish up to half a metre long have been appearing on beaches in Scotland following a rise in sea temperature. Holidaymakers playing on the sands around Banff in the Moray Firth north of Aberdeen have been warned to beware giant stinging jellyfish



   

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Dee C (23)
Saturday July 18, 2009, 5:54 am
Jellyfish can't direct their horizontal movement..but drift into them..I often wonder if this is a reason for seeing so many wash ashore..aside from the warmer water temps or winds even..

Thanks Simone..
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MmAway M (520)
Saturday July 18, 2009, 2:38 pm
This story doesn't surprise me one little bit. With all of the dumps and waste we as humans have created, we have yet to see more of this happening. If anyone thinks this incident is isolated, they are gravely wrong and ill informed. We can not keep on at the rate we have been for so many years and expect our glourious and mysterious Ocean to survive.

Here in California just last week, we had an earthquake out in the Ocean and a Giant Squid washed up on the beach, people tried to tow it back out, but it ended up dead.

The El Nino is here and will be worse than ever.. Well I say people get and deserve what they reap, it's just to sad that they are leaving such a mess or even nothing at all for the next generation.
 

Susan T (14)
Sunday July 19, 2009, 12:20 pm
Maybe we should learn to eat the giant squid and/or jellyfish.
 
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