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Experts predict a low risk of jellyfish affecting bathers this August

Jellyfish last summer.
Jellyfish last summer. / SUR
  • Bathers can download an app in Spanish, Infomedusa, to keep up to date on local jellyfish movements

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 movements.