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WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by veryoldshep » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:09 pm

As you might might not have seen in the news . WARNINGS have been given out by the coast guard about the jelly fish wich have been blown up on the beaches, thems is dangerous. dont touch . let the coast guard know where they are . be warned..thems can be deadly. DO NOT TOUCH ...


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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by Phil2401 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:50 pm

Ooerr - Portuguese men o war - not very pleasant - seems that Wales & Sussex coasts are most affected but well worth the heads up, VOS.

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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by roofwash » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:01 pm

I heard today that someone was walking the dog on the beach and the dog picked one up and it exploded in its mouth.
Watch out,its scarey out there with the strange winds and strange colour sun x; .

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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by beachboy70 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:23 am

Hi all. I did look at the beach on Monday when it was a little windy there was about 20 of those Portuguese lying around and silly parents was letting the children mess around with them. I went back yesterday ( Tuesday ) for a scan but only 1 left on the beach. The sea was flat so quick it was down to normal from Monday, I did have some interesting finds picked up a few coins on the surface including a 1915 1 p and some modern, in places it was down to rock and black sand but no rings turned up.The beach is full of iron so only the very hardy tackle it. I still have some finds to clean for id but slowly ::g

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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by stejens » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:38 pm

If I see the odd jellyfish I scoop it up with the spade and plonk it back in.
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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by amphora » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:36 pm

roofwash wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:01 pm
I heard today that someone was walking the dog on the beach
Walking the dog? Can't that mean two different things? Which one was it? :D
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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by detectorman5050 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:54 am

Slightly off tangent, but why do jelly fish set of my metal detector when I swing it over one? The first thing that popped into my mind was 'maybe it's because the jelly fish is full of salt water'?

I'd be curious to know why.
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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by Easylife » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:12 am

detectorman5050 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:54 am
Slightly off tangent, but why do jelly fish set of my metal detector when I swing it over one? The first thing that popped into my mind was 'maybe it's because the jelly fish is full of salt water'?

I'd be curious to know why.
Maybe there's a ring-pull in their belly?
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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by Resurgam » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:01 am

Thanks for the heads up on that one; I was thinking of giving Talacre or Rhyl a go on Sunday.

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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:14 am

Phil2401 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Ooerr - Portuguese men o war - not very pleasant - seems that Wales & Sussex coasts are most affected but well worth the heads up, VOS. Phil
I know a chap who can sort this one out, he did a great job last time round. Just checking my contact list.............let's see, it's ringingnow ...."hello, is that Mr Drake"? - .........."another job's just come up for you Francis, Portuguese this time" :D....... 8-| Regards ss47
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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by oldartefact » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:34 am

detectorman5050 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:54 am
Slightly off tangent, but why do jelly fish set of my metal detector when I swing it over one? The first thing that popped into my mind was 'maybe it's because the jelly fish is full of salt water'?

I'd be curious to know why.
Its Electromagnetic radiation!!! Apparently some idiot harvested them to plug the hole in the national grid; the sting in the tale is that they dont have an off switch. The plant went into melt down, 10 tons of Jelly fish exploded, leaving the idiot covered in smelly fish!!! Its a shocking story,,,, :)) :)) -=+:-P -=+:-P =))
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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:18 pm

oldartefact wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:34 am
detectorman5050 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:54 am
Slightly off tangent, but why do jelly fish set of my metal detector when I swing it over one? The first thing that popped into my mind was 'maybe it's because the jelly fish is full of salt water'?

I'd be curious to know why.
Its Electromagnetic radiation!!! Apparently some idiot harvested them to plug the hole in the national grid; the sting in the tale is that they dont have an off switch. The plant went into melt down, 10 tons of Jelly fish exploded, leaving the idiot covered in smelly fish!!! Its a shocking story,,,, :)) :)) -=+:-P -=+:-P =))
You're absolutely right there 'oldartefact', proper shocking and it wasn't very pleasant either but I'm pleased to report that all is sweetness and light now that I've had my clothes cleaned and had a good shower :D Regards ss47
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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by leslie(nova scotia) » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:32 pm

At times here in Nova Scotia they was up on shore...nasty sting like a bee but not fatal.

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Re: WARNING for beach detectorists

Post by cantona1 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:54 pm

Very funny SS47, :D about Francis Drake that is.

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