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The last year has seen a record number of jellyfish on our shores, according to a survey by the marine conservation society. It seems if you're on a beach in the Westcountry these days, they're never far away. But why are there so many more of them and are they as dangerous as some people think?
Last year was a record year for jellyfish in British waters, according to scientists at Exeter University who keep track of the sightings.
This year there are unusual numbers of the barrel jellyfish. Its thought the mild winter has allowed more of them to survive.