And now for 2020's next trick... giant jellyfish taking over Dublin

By Megan Cassidy

August 20, 2020 at 10:51am

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Not even the beach is safe anymore...

Severe 'Covid Claustrophobia' has sent people to the seaside in their droves, with sea swimming topping the charts for most popular pandemic coping mechanism.

Well, unlucky for us, it also happens to be 'peak season' for Lion's Mane jellyfish washing up on Irish shores - meaning beachgoers had better keep their eyes peeled... Not that you'd miss these bad boys.

The rusty red jellies can be up to 1 metre in diameter with 150 tentacles *shudder*, and are known to show up on Irish coastlines from August and on into Autumn.

If stung, you can expect severe pain, nausea, cramps and headaches, but while people have been hospitalised, there aren't any fatalities recorded in Ireland.

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The jellies have been showing up in Malahide, Portmarnock and one unlucky soul even stumbled across one on the footpath in Clontarf yesterday:

Photo sent to Lovin Dublin by Instagram user @Cazobrien1

Behold, the new bane of your life:

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Lead image via @cazobrien1/ BrendanKORourke

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