Family discover hundreds of jellyfish washed up on beach
AS far as the eye can see, jellyfish can be spotted along this Welsh beach.
Kevin Taylor took his children, aged nine and 10, down to Pembrey beach on Wednesday to have a day out and make the most of the lovely weather.
But when they arrived they witnessed something quite unusual.
All along the beach were hundreds of washed-up jellyfish of all different shapes and sizes, something they were all fascinated by.
It also caught the attention of dog walkers and many others who visited the beach that day.
“I went down with the kids, it was a nice afternoon so we thought we’d go to the beach,” the 51-year-old of Llanelli said.
“We were walking along and we came across a huge amount of jellyfish of all shapes and sizes, some quite large and others quite small and they had this lovely blue colour. It was great to see. They were all in this massive line about 4ft to 5ft wide.”
Cefn Sidan is a long, wide, unspoilt, sandy beach, backed by sand dunes, stretching for approximately eight miles.
It lies within Pembrey Country Park and offers views across Carmarthen Bay to the hilly coastline on the other side.
On the beach are several different species of jellyfish, some of which sting, and some of which do not.
The NHS recommends you get help from a lifeguard or someone with first aid training if you happen to get stung by one of the creatures.
You should rinse the affected area with seawater, not fresh water, and remove any spines from the skin using tweezers or the edge of a bank card.
You should soak the area in very warm water, as hot as can be tolerated, for at least half an hour, using hot flannels or towels if you can’t soak it.
Painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen are also recommended.
The NHS says you should not use vinegar, urinate on the sting, apply ice or a cold pack, touch any spines with your bare hands or cover or close the wound.
Mr Taylor, a school caretaker, added: “I’ve seen a couple of jellyfish down there before but never as many as that. I was telling the kids not to touch them. They were fascinated, some of them were so big it was unbelievable.”
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The jellyfish on Pembrey Beach.