This looks to be straight from a horror movie, but in fact this giant jellyfish is harmless to humans – and a long way from home. These giant jellyfish are usually found in the Atlantic or the Mediterranean. Experts have warned that there could be an influx of the sea creatures as the weather warms up. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

According to The Daily Mail, “Barrel jellyfish – Rhizostoma pulmo in Latin – are often known as dustbin-lid jellyfish because of their enormous size. They are commonly found in the north east Atlantic, Adriatic, and Mediterranean sea and are prey to leatherback turtles. Experts have warned that some of the jellyfish can sting and anyone affected should seek medical attention.”


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