They are thought to be barrel jellyfish, which are the biggest and most common jellyfish
spotted around Gower.
Kerryn said that she believes the blob is the bell of a jelly blubber - a common jellyfish
species along Australia's eastern coast.
While the vast majority of those stings are not life-threatening and were caused by so-called bluebottle colonies, researchers say that the number of more serious injuries from less common jellyfish
is also at above average levels.
The most common jellyfish
found is the 'ribbon jelly' and the coasts with the greatest number are off Teluk Bahang, Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi as well as Perai on the mainland.
The common jellyfish
is usually round with tentacles hanging around its circumference.
The research proposal entitled "PULMO: "Population dynamics, trophic interactions, and human exploitation of a novel nutraceutical and pharmaceutical marine resource: the Mediterranean sea lung jellyfish, Rhizostoma pulmo" aims at a better understanding of mechanisms underlying recurrent, massive proliferations of one of the most common jellyfish
in the Mediterranean Sea to boost its potential utilization.
Chrysaora lactea is one of the most common jellyfish
along the entire Brazilian coast and adjacent countries (Mianzan & Cornelius, 1999; Morandini & Marques, 2010).
"The others, like the common jellyfish
and the blue jellyfish, are like nettle stings."
DANGER: The common jellyfish
, left, and New Brighton lifeguard Chris Henderson with one of the creatures
Some are harmless, such as the common jellyfish
but others can give a nasty sting, like the Portuguese Man o'War.