Campo de Gibraltar BANS bathing due to jellyfish beach invasion

Campo de Gibraltar Bans Bathing due to jellyfish beach invasion

Campo de Gibraltar BANS bathing due to a giant jellyfish beach invasion.

Giant jellyfish have swarmed beaches in the Campo de Gibraltar area, a county (comarca) in the province of Cádiz, Southern Spain, forcing a ban on beach bathing, especially in the municipality of Algeciras and the city of La Línea, where there are very large swarms of the medusae.
Pelagia noctiluca, which are the small reddish-pink jellyfish that predominate on the Campo-Gibraltar coast, are the ones that cause the most incidents in the area.
The problematic species are the rhizostoma luteum, also known as agua mala, which have been seen along the coast in large numbers, according to a report from europasur. These jellyfish are spectacular in size, reaching 90 centimetres in diameter and packing a powerful and sometimes debilitating sting.

Giant stinging jellyfish swarm the beaches of Malaga
              Rhizostoma luteum- The giant stinging jellyfish swarming the beaches of Campo Gibraltar

Giant stinging jellyfish have also recently swarmed the beaches of the province of Malaga.
An increased presence of the jellyfish has been reported over the last few days at the beaches in and surrounding the province of Malaga, on the southern coast of Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Experts from the Aula del Mar marine conservation organisation in Malaga had already said to expect that the summer was going to be “complicated” in terms of the presence of jellyfish on the Costa del Sol.


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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!. Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.


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