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11:39

Local

Experts warn of jellyfish danger on the Costa del Sol

IGNACIO LILLO

Swimmers and surfers have been the first to sound the warning that there are blooms of jellyfish very close to the Costa del Sol shores and some specimens have also been found washed up on the beaches. Despite wearing wetsuits, fins and gloves, ... acknowledges that they have located specimens along much of the Costa del Sol, from Nerja to Mijas. The most common jellyfish and the one forming the largest blooms is the stinging pelagia noctiluca. It is usually small, so it is difficult to see it in the ... water. Some specimens of the much larger Portuguese Man o’ War, that may look like a bloated jellyfish, but is actually a siphonophore, have also been spotted. Its sting causes severe pain and sometimes breathing problems. The biologist explains, "We

14:26

Local

A fantastic summer for swimming in the sea

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

...that was cleaner than usual and, the icing on the cake, there have been hardly any jellyfish. "From the point of view of swimmers, this has been a fantastic summer, one to remember," says Jesús Bellido, who is a biologist at the Aula del Mar. There ... people on the beach. We find plastic, food containers, bags and a huge amount of wet-wipes," he says. The third factor which Manuel Vargas says has been making this "the perfect summer for swimmers" is that there have been hardly any jellyfish, like ... last year, and very different to the swarm that made life a misery in 2018. The Aula del Mar corroborates this. "Our studies indicated that there would not be so many this year. We started with a normal jellyfish population, but then other

11:58

Local

Experts predict fewer jellyfish close to the shore this summer

IGNACIO LILLO

The marine protection organisation Aula del Mar is expecting fewer jellyfish on the shores of the Costa del Sol this summer, after an abnormally high presence last year. Biologist Jesús Bellido explained that 2018 was an unusual year with massive ... and frequent invasions of jellyfish disrupting bathing. In contrast, this season is expected to be "normal" with two or three days of incidents. Bellido explained that the key is not knowing why there are fewer now, but why there were so many last ... summer. "Jellyfish are typically abundant, but the sea currents, the wind and reproductive phenomena can cause aggregations, and when they arrive on the beaches they affect bathers," said Bellido. "It is a very complicated issue and we have little

11:00

Local

Experts predict a low risk of jellyfish affecting bathers this August

Ignacio LILLO

They're one of the things beachgoers on the Costa are most scared of, but this year they've hardly been noticed. Unlike last year, swarms of stinging jellyfish along the water's edge have been few and far between. "This is a normal summer; there ... has been just the odd [jellyfish] on certain days but a lot fewer than 2018," said Jesús Bellido, expert at Malaga's Aula del Mar oceanographic centre. He added that August should see the same low numbers. As the water in the Med directly off the ... Costa, known as the Alboran Sea, behaves differently to the main Mediterranean sea basin, the swarms reported further to the east shouldn't get this far. Bathers can download an app in Spanish, Infomedusa, to keep up to date on local jellyfish

17:30

Local

Jellyfish invasion forces Costa beaches to close

B. GUTIÉRREZ / R. APARICIO

The east wind, known as the 'Levante', has been pushing a plague of jellyfish back on to the Costa del Sol this week, after similar incidents earlier his summer. On Wednesday much of the eastern Costa along the Axarquía was affected, with yellow

15:04

Gibraltar

Look out for new purple jellyfish flag

Debbie Bartlett

From now on Gibraltar's beaches will fly a purple flag to indicate that jellyfish and/or other dangerous marine life are known to be in the area. If you see a purple flag, it doesn't mean swimming is prohibited if sea conditions are suitable, but

08:29

Sport

Christian Jongeneel: "It was a battle against the ocean"

JUAN CALDERÓN

...undertaken. The sharks didn't appear, but jellyfish did and he was badly stung. Still, it was worth it. Brazadas Solidarias, the association he founded years ago, raised nearly 10,000 euros for drinking water in schools in Anantapur, to change the lives of

15:01

Local

Jellyfish-free zones to be set up on some Marbella beaches

Mónica Pérez

The councillor for Beaches in Marbella, Manuel Cardeña, has announced he will set up special jellyfish-free areas in the water on some beaches this summer. Local data shows that some 80 tonnes of organic debris, mostly jellyfish, was removed from

16:45

Local

Beach businesses say jellyfish have disrupted their summer

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

The owners of beach-based attractions are counting their losses this summer after plagues of jellyfish have disrupted business. As well as being an inconvenience for bathers wanting to take a dip, the swarms of jellyfish brought in with the sea ... Malaga, Torre del Mar and San Pedro Alcántara. Studies needed The Aula del Mar marine conservation organisation has called for an in-depth study to find out more about the dynamics of the jellyfish, how they behave in specific areas and the frequency ... fact that human activity is putting more and more pressure on the seas and oceans. "This is altering the ecosystem and one of the consequences could be that the cycles are shortening or that the annual production of jellyfish is increasing. We don’t

12:02

Gibraltar

A look back at the Gibraltar news in 2018

Debbie Bartlett

jellyfish As a longlasting 'plague' of jellyfish made life miserable for swimmers in southern Spain and Gibraltar, it was announced that a jellyfish warning flag would be flown on Gibraltar''s beaches to warn of their presence. August Incidents at