© Alan Deidun
Large numbers of jellyfish were spotted today in seashores to the East of Malta, including Marsaskala, Xgħajra, Imsida and Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq.

Photos show a great amount of jellyfish, of the Pelagia Noctiluca species, at San Tumas bay in Marsaskala. Jellyfish was even spotted on the quay.

Maritime biologist, Prof. Alan Deidun, said that there are millions of jellyfish in seashores to the East of Malta and described the scene as a violet carpet.

He stated that this jellyfish most probably arrived earlier than usual and in larger quantities due to the drought and hot period we had in January.