There have been numerous sightings of these awesome Barrel Jellyfish in our Cornish seas lately and we have been super lucky to see a couple while out SUPing our Cornish coast.

Local photographer Thomas Foreman of Saltwater Images has been out with his camera and has managed to capture them in all their glory.

Sometimes known as the ‘dustbin lid’ these are one of the biggest species of jellyfish that you will find in our seas. The sting is mild, but it’s best to avoid touching them if in the sea or on the beach.

barrel jellyfish cornwall tom foreman

barrel jellyfish cornwall tom foreman

“I swam around Mousehole Island last month and there were hundreds of these wonderful Barrel Jellyfish bobbing about. Incredibly excited I went back to the island with a paddleboard and camera gear a few days later and saw one solitary jellyfish swimming around about 4 metres down during the entire paddle. I’d basically given up on taking any images of these magnificent creatures…until last week, whilst paddling out to take photos of St Michael’s Mount I bumped into dozens of them. They all have a slightly different shade of colour and make the most incredible noise under the water….” – Tom

barrel jellyfish cornwall tom foreman

barrel jellyfish cornwall tom foreman

barrel jellyfish cornwall tom foreman

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