The Southern favorite is sounding the alarm

The Southern favorite is sounding the alarm

Canary newspaper Canary Islands authorities are reportedly warning of the appearance of “Portuguese warship” jellyfish on beaches.

– Stronger tides in winter, combined with winds, push the jellyfish towards land. In particular, these creatures will appear on Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, but are constantly observed on other islands as well, the newspaper writes.

The “Portuguese warship” is a large, blue-colored jellyfish. It has different names, and the media in Norway refer to it as the death jellyfish Pocket doctor. Jellyfish have tentacles containing poisonous capsules, but they are rarely fatal if they attack humans.

On the road: The Portuguese warship (Physalia physalis) may appear on several beaches in the Canary Islands. The purpose of the image is to illustrate. Image: Shutterstock/NTB
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Netavissa wrote that the jellyfish were seen on several beaches in Gran Canaria, including Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas.

– Always pay attention to the flag warning – a red flag means do not swim and a flag with the inscription “MEDUSAS” or the image of a jellyfish indicates the presence of jellyfish in the water, Kanaryavsen writes.

The southern favorite will be more expensive

The southern favorite will be more expensive


Earlier this year Travel guide books Canariajournalen That jellyfish has been observed in Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas.

I mentioned last year Sky News It was reported that several “Portuguese warships” had strayed into British waters.

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