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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2007
BOX JELLYFISH INFLUX FORCES
"The main influx of box jellyfish was expected today however there has been an unusually large number of the creatures found at
In less than an hour, more than 20 box jellyfish were found on the beach at
The situation will be re-assessed tomorrow morning and a decision will be made to keep
Lifeguards assess beaches for box jellyfish during the monthly alert period. If box jellyfish are discovered, warning signs are posted as warranted.
Persons stung by box jellyfish are advised to flush the sting area with copious amounts of white vinegar. Anyone experiencing breathing difficulty, muscle cramps/spasms, and/or persistent pain are advised to seek immediate medical attention. Lifeguard stations are supplied and equipped to treat this type of marine sting.
For information regarding ocean conditions, advisories, and warnings, the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division provides a recorded report that is available 24 hours a day at 922-3888 x 51 or visit www.honolulu.gov/esd/oceansafety/boxjellymainpage.htm.
Bryan Cheplic, HESD PIO (808) 723-7814
|Friday, May 11, 2007|