A massive bank of thousands of jellyfish have washed up on the beaches of Carboneras, forcing the beaches to be closed.
They started appearing yesterday in the waters offshore, but it was this morning that residents of Carboneras woke up to see the shore piled deep with the creatures.
Experts warn that a large bank of the animals are offshore, and that the current wind is pushing them down towards the natural park of Cabo de Gata. However, if the wind veers round, they will probably head for Mojacar and Garrucha.
Either way, it looks like a catastrophic weekend, and authorities are tracking the bank to decided which beaches to keep open and which to close.