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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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.