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August 9, 2001

BOX JELLYFISH WARNING 

The Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Division has issued a box jellyfish warning for August 12, 2001. The influx is expected to peak on August 13. Most of the jellyfish should depart by August 15. The arrival at beach areas of box jellyfish is a reoccurring phenomenon that is linked to the phases of the moon. 

            The areas commonly affected by jellyfish are the Ala Moana Beach Park swim channel and Waikiki Beach. Other areas that have been impacted by jellyfish include Hanauma Bay, Pokai Bay and Makaha Surfing Beach. 

Lifeguards will assess the beaches for box jellyfish during the alert period. If jellyfish are found in any beach area, warning signs will be posted. 

Anyone stung by box jellyfish should flush the area with copious amounts of vinegar and seek medical attention if pain persists. 

Lifeguard stations are supplied and equipped to treat this type of marine stings. For more information contact James Howe or Captain Edmund Pestana at 922-3888, Ext. 22 or go to http://www.aloha.com/~lifeguards/critters.html - jellyfish. 

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