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2008-09-03 00:00:00

A rare compass jellyfish found floating just off a holiday beach has been "rescued" by an RNLI lifeguard and given to an aquarium. The jellyfish was spotted in the shallows just off Newquay's Towan Beach. The creature, which is 10in long, is capable of inflicting a painful sting if handled. It is now recovering in a special display at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium. Blue Reef's David Waines said: "Concerned that it may pose a threat to bathers and surfers, the lifeguard caught it and...


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2012-04-03 18:08:27

The Compass Jellyfish, (Chrysaora hysoscella), is a fairly common species of jellyfish that is found in the coastal waters around the United Kingdom and Turkey. It has a diameter of up to 12 inches. It has 24 tentacles arranged in eight groups of three. It is typically colored yellowish white, with some brown.

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'