It is presumed that this jelly fish had been left behind when the tide went out and appeared to be dead.
No interactions present.
Compass J - the pattern of V's is unlike any other UK jellyfish. I have never seen it on the E coast, and it is scarce on the W in Scotland. I have only seen it on the Outer Hebrides.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
Thanks for the suggestion that this might be a Compass jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella). Now, with a name to go on I have found some more examples and I am now sure that this is a Compass jellyfish.
One picture can be can be seen at rxwildlife.org.uk
It is interesting that it has been found in this location when it is usually found in the Outer Hebrides. I wonder why it came south? The climate, sea temperature perhaps.
Thanks very much for your observations, much appreciated.
I would not say that it is usually found in the OH, Susan, just that I have never seen it elsewhere in Scotland where the other jellyfish are abundant. If you click the 'NBN map' link under the identification you will see that there are some records in or near Norfolk, but hardly any farther north on the E coast. It looks as if they come in from the SW and round by Dover. Always nice to find, anyway!
Thanks for this clarification. I have now had a look at the NBN map, very useful.
Lat/Lng: 52.93234, 1.30218
OS grid ref: TG220423
Found on the beach on the eastern side of the pier on a hot sunny day.