Britain’s current plummeting temperatures could lead to another jellyfish invasion, experts in Birmingham have warned.
Last year a ‘mega swarm’ of jellyfish washed up on the UK coastline.
Now, thanks to extreme weather brought on by the ‘Beast from the East’, it’s feared a repeat invasion could be under way in months to come.
Jonny Rudd, curator at the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham, says weather conditions could again prove perfect this year for blooms of jellyfish to arrive on our shores.
He said: “With such intense winter conditions, it’s likely an extreme summer could follow. Scientists are concerned the ‘crazy’ current conditions are a prelude to more extreme and less predictable weather. This is where jellyfish thrive.”
“Just last week researchers from Newcastle University published a paper reporting on how...