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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Some 77 dangerous jellyfish removed from Dublin's southside beaches

Laura Larkin

Published 19/08/2014 | 18:50

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Lions mane jellyfish out at the Forty Foot in Sandycove Dublin today people are asked not to go in.19/8/2014
Picture by Fergal Phillips.
Lions mane jellyfish out at the Forty Foot in Sandycove Dublin today people are asked not to go in.19/8/2014 Picture by Fergal Phillips.

WORKERS from a Dublin local authority removed 77 dangerous jellyfish from Dublin's southside beaches today.

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Council workers swept the sand at four beaches at low tide to remove the Lions Mane jellyfish.

The stinging creatures – which can cause anaphylactic shock and excruciating pain for unlucky swimmers - have been swarming off the coast of south Dublin.

There is also a risk to walkers who step on tentacles of jellyfish washed up on the shore.

The 77 jellyfish were removed from Sandycove Beach, the area at the Old Baths nearby, Scotsman Bay and Seapoint.

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