Jellyfish 'bigger than a basketball' washes up on beach in Southsea

A JELLYFISH 'bigger than a basketball' has been spotted washed up on the seafront in Southsea.

By Millie Salkeld
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 4:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 5:21 pm
A jellyfish has washed up on a beach in Southsea. Picture: Tyler Adams
A jellyfish has washed up on a beach in Southsea. Picture: Tyler Adams

Tyler Adams from Fareham was on the beach with friends when he saw the sea creature by the pier near to The Briny restaurant.

The 22-year-old said: ‘I was sat on the beach for about 20 mins before I noticed it. I think I was the first to see it because as soon as I walked to it people followed. It seemed to be dead but everyone was still very cautious for obvious reasons.

A jellyfish has washed up on a beach in Southsea. Picture: Tyler Adams

‘There were lots of people on the beach and they were taking pictures with it, it was bigger than a basketball!

‘It's not actually the first one I've seen in Portsmouth this summer. Three or four weeks ago I was swimming quite far out towards Spitbank fort and saw a live jellyfish, though it was much smaller.’