Giant Jelly Storms UK Beach

By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted May 12, 2009 1:22 AM CDT
A 4-foot jellyfish has washed up on a beach in England and is one of the largest ever found there.   (©Lanpernas 2.0)
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(Newser) – Bathers at a British beach were flummoxed today by the sight of a 4-foot jellyfish that washed up on the shore near Devon, the Telegraph reports. It’s one of the biggest jellies to be found in the UK and unusually large for the Rootmouth species, which experts say usually grow to about 12 inches. Their tentacles pack a nasty sting.

"A woman came up to me and said there was a huge jellyfish over on the other side of the beach," said a photographer who captured images of the creature. "As well as people there was other wildlife around it, including herons, but they seemed as puzzled as the rest of us and left it alone."
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