Do moon jellies sting?

The moon jelly is the most common jellyfish in UK seas, often washing up on our beaches. No need to worry though – it doesn’t sting humans.

What jellyfish are found in the UK?

The moon jellyfish – below (Aurelia aurita) is the most widespread species. Found all around the UK coast and often washed up on beaches, usually from May each year. Around the size of a plate, they’re recognisable by the four circles visible through the translucent white bell.

Are some jellyfish edible?

About a dozen varieties are edible, and the animals are typically soaked in brine and dried or served in strips with soy sauce. Not only do edible jellyfish offer some protein, but the microalgaes present on the jellyfish are also rich in fatty acids. The taste has been compared to other seafood items.

How bad is a jellyfish sting UK?

Most jellyfish stings are not harmful. Jellyfish species in the UK are generally not dangerous, although stings from the Portuguese man o’ war, Lion’s mane jellyfish and compass jellyfish can be painful and, if stung many times, harmful. It is also possible to have an allergic reaction to any jellyfish sting.

Where does the Nomura’s Jellyfish live in the world?

Growing up to 2 m (6.6 ft) in diameter and weighing up to 200 kg (440 lb), Nomura’s Jellyfish reside primarily in the waters between China and Japan, primarily centralized in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea.

How big can a Nemopilema nomurai jellyfish grow?

It is noted that this species of jellyfish in six months can grow from the size of a grain of rice to greater than 6 feet wide. While jellyfish blooms have been documented in the Sea of Japan since the writing of their first history book, the blooms of Nemopilema nomurai have been more recent.

What kind of venom does the Nomura Jellyfish have?

The nematocyst venom of the N. Nomurai is composed of complex, toxic mixtures of proteins and peptides. Further research is in progress to determine the key factors within these protein and peptide mixtures, which could predict specific symptoms from the venom and aid in treatment.

Where does the Nemopilema nomurai live in the world?

Its main territory is in the northern parts of East China Sea, Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea (1). It is also carried in great numbers to the Sea of Japan by the Tsushima Current which are creating problem for local fisheries and to add on to that Japan is one of the top consumer of seafood. Little is known about the Nemopilema nomurai.