If you’re heading for a fun day on the beach along the Yorkshire Coast this summer then make sure you’re aware of the dangerous fish that lurk in the shallow waters hiding in the sand. The weever fish in East Yorkshire.
The weever fish, which is venomous can be found along the UK shorelines and is known to be being spotted along the East Yorkshire coastline. The fish uses its dorsal fin to sting revellers which can cause quite a sharp pain – and is sure to ruin some unsuspecting person’s day.
They’re not considered dangerous but a sting can be very uncomfortable and is definitely one for parents to be aware of when taking their children o the beach this summer for a nice day out.
The weever fish can be identified by its upturned grumpy mouth, deep yellowish body tapering down towards the tail and eyes that sit on top of its head which allow them to bury the body in the and. It’s the fan that holds the venom that causes the pain.
If stung, don’t worry, just place the body part in as hot water as you can bear as soon as possible and it should ease after 15 minutes or so. It’s advised to wear beach shoes in order to avoid being stung especially in sandy waters.
Watch this video on the infamous weever fish below:
Feature Image Credit: RNLI Criccieth