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Thursday, June 16, 2016

16/06/2016: BBC: Warning after venomous fish spotted in Scotland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-36547712
A warning sign in West Kirby, England. The fish are actually relatively common around the British coastline (Image: Secret Pilgrim)
A warning has been issued after a species of venomous fish was spotted at a beach in South Ayrshire, the BBC reports.

The weever fish was sighted recently at the south end of Ayr beach.

The fish bury themselves in the sand during the day, exposing venomous spines along their dorsal fins. If stood on a person's foot can become swollen and painful for weeks.

South Ayrshire Council said it was not aware of anyone being stung but people using local beaches should be aware.

The council's environment director Lesley Bloomer said the guidance was being issued as a precautionary measure.
       
Read the full article on the BBC website HERE.


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