I believe the increase in their numbers in the Med is said to be due to rising water temperatures.
My concern though is reagrding several comments of jellyfish on the beach by the hotel. I have 4 young children who would want to spend a lot of time in the sea, are my fear justified or not? Thinking of going in mid June.
Very very rarely, there can be incidents where somebody is stung by a fish with poison spines, by treading on it, but my son worked in Alcudia for 2 summers, and never heard of it happening very often.
After all you can get stung by a wasp or bee in the UK.
I got stung while swimming at sa colabra.
Me and my son also caught some jelly fish in his bucket.
The jelly fish were about the size of a 50 pence so were hard to spot.
The sting came up in big read bloches on her leg. We tried to find the first aid / life gaurd man on the beach but were told he had gone to lunch!!!!
Hope this helps.
We saw no jellyfish on cala Domingos beach, however we did a sunshine cruise and we stopped in the king of Spains bay, for swimming off the boat. There were loads of small jellyfish and only my hubby dived in (Trust him lucky wotnot for not getting stung ! )
As said before, we saw none near the beach we visited though.
There, the Red Cross volunteers were kept busy treating people for stings.
This was just one of a series of reports about plagues of jellyfish on beaches along the rugged north coast of the island.
Thursday issue of daily bulletin
The headlines says
NORTH AND WEST COASTLINES OF MAJORCA HAVE BEEN WORST HIT, SAY RED CROSS
Hundreds stung by the huge groups of jellyfish
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