The By-the-wind sailor and comb jelly below are not known to be stingers. Dan, a shark expert who has swum around the world with tiger sharks, bull sharks and great whites, said spotting the huge barrel jellyfish was one of the most incredible things he'd seen in Brit waters. The toxicity level of the Jellyfish though will significantly vary. Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox. In order to prevent themselves from perishing due to lack of food or being easily captured by a predator, they are equipped with thousands of special stinging cells called cnidocytes along their tentacles. 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