Friday, July 23, 2010

Doctor Who site invaded by stingers

Dozens of stinging jellyfish were washed up yesterday on a popular beach where Doctor Who was filmed.

Tourists were warned not to touch the sinister-looking moon jellyfish.

James Palmer, 38, who spotted them on Newton Beach, near Porthcawl, South Wales, said: "They looked so unnatural just washed up - especially because Doctor Who has been filmed around here."

The area featured in Doctor Who as a Norwegian fjord and as the site of the planet of the "Weeping Angels".

A Bridgend council spokesman said: "Moon jellyfish can deliver a mild sting although they are not particularly venomous.

"Jellyfish should never be touched with bare hands. If you need to turn one so it can be identified, use a stick or arm-length rubber gloves.

"Anyone who suffers a severe jellyfish sting should seek medical attention."

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