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                           Public Information Division
                           Department of Customer Services
                           City & County of Honolulu

February 6, 2002

            An invasion of Box Jellyfish on Oahu’s south shores has required the beach at Hanauma Bay to be closed today (February 6) until further notice.

            Visitors will be allowed at the upper park area of Hanauma Bay, but not the beach.  The public is advised to call the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve at 395-2211 to find out when the beach will once again be opened.

            The influx of jellyfish is expected to last for several days.  Among the other locations affected are beach areas at Ala Moana Park, Waikiki Beach, Pokai Bay and Makaha Surfing Beach.

            Signs have been posted at affected areas to warn beachgoers.  The public can call the City’s Ocean Safety Division at 922-3888, extension 51 to hear a pre-recorded report on ocean conditions.  For news media inquiries, call 922-3888, extension 23.


Tuesday, July 09, 2002

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