A blue jellyfish at Orcombe Point

A friend of mine sent me this photograph of a large blue jellyfish that had washed up yesterday on the beach near Orcombe Point at Exmouth.

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Apparently it is about 2 feet across.

I think it is a Barrel Jellyfish which can be up to 3 feet across and can occur in a variety of colours ranging from white through to blue.

We are quite used to seeing jellyfish on our beaches and in the sea during the summer months and into the autumn but I wonder whether a December record is unusual?

Thanks for the picture and the tip off Caroline.