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Another nasty jellyfish! Scary ‘barbed wire’ jellyfish spotted in Maltese waters
Fortunately, they’re only common during the Spring months.

Emma Galea

Marine biologist, Alan Deidun has taken to Facebook to warn people about another stinging jellyfish called the ‘barbed wire’ jellyfish that was recently spotted in Maltese waters.

Similar to the stinging snake jellyfish, whose infestation was reported last week, the barbed wire jellyfish also forms part of the siphonophore colony and has a nasty sting.

The barbed wire jellyfish...yet another siphonophore colony with a nasty sting.....luckily, these are mainly recorded...

Posted by Alan Deidun on Sunday, 7 May 2023

“Luckily, these are mainly recorded from Maltese waters in spring”, Alan expressed on social media.

This means that thankfully we do not have to worry much about being stung by these kinds of frightening-looking species of jellyfish during summer.

Have you ever spotted one?

10th May 2023


Emma Galea
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Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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