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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2007
AS BOX JELLYFISH INFLUX SUBSIDES
“The main influx of box jellyfish peaked yesterday but has dropped off considerably today,” said Bryan Cheplic, Public Information Officer for the Honolulu Emergency Services Department. “No box jellyfish were found during this mornings assessment so the decision was made to re-open
Yesterday, more than 20 box jellyfish were found on the beach at
Lifeguards assess beaches for box jellyfish during the 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 public information regarding ocean conditions, advisories, and warnings, the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division provides a pre-recorded report which can be accessed 24 hours a day; at 922-3888 x 51 or visit our website:
Bryan Cheplic, HESD PIO (808) 723-7814
|Monday, May 14, 2007|