Portuguese Man-o-War found on Gwynedd beaches

Date 17/10/2017
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A warning is in place for all visitors to Gwynedd beaches to be extremely vigilant whilst visit the coastline due to the numbers of Portuguese Men-o-War that have been washed up on our shores recently.

 The creatures are blue and purple in colour, and have many hanging tentacles that are typically over ten meters long.

 Barry Davies, Gwynedd Council Maritime Officer said: “If you come across a Portuguese Man-o-War, please do not touch it. The tentacles are toxic and will cause a painful sting.

“If anyone gets stung, please seek medical help immediately and report the incident to the Maritime and Country Park Service.”

 More of the creatures could be washed up following the recent strong winds, and we urge the public to take care whilst visiting our beaches.

 Please report any sightings to Gwynedd Council’s Maritime and Country Parks Service on 01758 704 066.