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SCOTLAND is under threat of being besieged by a horde of exotic killer jellyfish. Sightings of the mauve stinger – which devastated salmon farms on the west coast in 2007 – have led experts to believe that the Mediterranean natives have returned to Scotland's coasts. The jellyfish – which travel in massive swarms, or "blooms", numbering billions – have recently been spotted off the coasts of Orkney, Lewis and Fair Isle. Fisherman John Franklin from Tobermory, Mull, spotted one bloom when he was sailing off the coast of Skye. He said: "I was out in the boat when I saw a couple of tiny jellyfish, then I saw more, then I realised there were millions. "There was a bright red mass 30 yards wide that stretched perhaps 200 yards. "It was like a river of blood cutting through the sea – heavens knows how many there were."
Why? The sea is for them to live and thrive in, not for us to frollick and play in. It is their natural habitat, and we have no place messing with it. So what if it infringes on human activity, we can build nets to fence off beaches if it's that much of a problem.
Originally posted by DaMod
I think at this point, with conditions like these developing in many regions of the sea, we should start netting jellies in mass. Something needs to be done..