Giant jellyfish spotted off Eastbourne

Barrel jellyfish found off the coast of Eastbourne SUS-150510-094831001
Barrel jellyfish found off the coast of Eastbourne SUS-150510-094831001
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A giant barrel jellyfish was spotted off the Eastbourne coast this weekend by fishermen.

The dustbin-lid sized creature as lifted out in a landing net for photos on charter boat Deep Blue skippered by Steve Bradshaw four

miles off Eastbourne on Sunday, before being gently returned to the sea.

Fishermen say tThe jellyfish is not dangerous but does have a mild sting if handled. Photo by Jim Whippy.

Thousands of the giant barrel jellyfish were washed up on the Cornwall coast earlier this year.

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