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Storm Miguel brings jellyfish north

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 5:46pm
Storm Miguel brings jellyfish north

The mounds of jellyfish, two and three deep, in Inchydoney last weekend.

THOUSANDS of jellyfish which appeared along the West Cork coastline are being attributed to Storm Miguel.

The beach at Inchydoney was littered with countless jellyfish at lunchtime on Sunday, but within 24 hours they were all gone, according to local woman, Dena O’Donovan.

Dena, who helps to run the family’s hotel in Clonakilty but spends her downtime at Inchydoney, said: ‘When I saw them first, they were all very much alive.

‘I had been flicking a few back into the water,’ said Dena, who soon gave up her rescue mission when she saw there were too many of them lined two and three-deep along the shoreline.

Dena said: ‘Initially, I thought we were going to be in for a spell of hot weather, but Storm Miguel might be the most likely explanation. I first noticed them at lunchtime on Sunday but within 24 hours – two tides later – they were all gone.’