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The British Invasion: killer jellyfish are back

by | 26th, April 2017

Here is is, the first invasion story of the summer and it’s only April! The Daily Star tells readers of a “DEADLY” jellyfish “set to invade the country”.

This jellyfish the Portuguese man o’ war has tentacles “as long as five London buses” (but not quite as long as the queue for one ed) . It’s been “spotted off the coast of Cornwall”. But it hasn’t been. Because in the very next line we hear from a local man who says he saw ten  barrel-jelly fish in Port Gaverne Bay. These jellies are “harmless but the sighting have led to fears the  more lethal man ‘o war will be following them.”

They don’t so much follow as get blown in.

In 2016, the Daily Star “Warning issued as KILLER sea creatures wash up on UK beaches” quoted Dr Peter Richardson, Head of the MCS Biodiversity Programme. He said: “We don’t receive reports of Portuguese Man-of-War every year, but when we do they can turn up in big numbers, usually around about this time of year…With the earlier strandings in Ireland, these recent sightings could herald the arrival of more of

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