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Tiny venomous jellyfishes plague Krabi beaches

Beach-goers and bathers have been warned to take extra care after the Than Bok Khorani national park reported sightings of “huge numbers” of several species of deadly small jellyfishes in the Krabi sea.

The national park chief Mr Virasak Sisajjang disclosed today that small red jellyfishes were sighted drifting in sea near several islands of the park and they are poisonous.

Commonly known by fishermen as “red jellyfish”, he said large number of these tiny and transparent jellyfishes with red tentacles were sighted at several islands of the national park near the beaches, particularly near the bay beaches.

This jellyfish specie is venomous if contacted to body skins. It will cause itching pains but won’t cause death, he said.

They now have drifted to beaches of various islands of the park.

He says he has ordered park officials to put up signs band warns beach-goers and tourists to aware of the tiny jellyfishes.

He said the season change from warm to raining brought in plague of these tiny jellyfishes but they would later disappear in a month.

But he said thus year they arrived in large number than previous year and s a normal natural phenomenon.

He advised that for persons coming into contact with this tiny jellyfish, pouring vinegar to the contacted area could ease the pain.

But in case of serious allegorical to the jellyfish venom, he advised patients to be immediately rushed to hospital.

Thai PBS

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