Its been a warm September prolonging the summer months for Hayling and the south. Accompanying the balmy temperatures has been relatively calm weather with many glassy or light wind days.
Jellyfish who favour these types of conditions have been enjoying a bumper season with many seen floating in the surrounding waters of Hayling and the south coast.
Recently the barrel jellyfish has been found washed up on the shingle which is normally way offshore. The species while not harmful to humans is a placid but powerful creature tending to follow food one theory jellyfish have ended up so close to coast.
This isnt the first time jellyfish have washed onto Hayling beaches but the barrel jellyfish is certainly one of the larger types to do so. You can find out more about the barrel jellyfish here https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=barrel%20jellyfish