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Phuket beaches closed as Portuguese man o’ war wash ashore

PHUKET: Officials at Sirinath National Park have closed Nai Thon and Nai Yang beaches after box jellyfish and Portuguese man o’ war have been found washed ashore by storm surf.

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Yutthawat Lekmak

Saturday 24 September 2016, 02:13PM


Phuket's Nai Yang and Nai Thon beaches have been closed to swimmers following Portuguese man o’ war and box jellyfish being washed ashore. Photo: Phuket LIfeguard Service
Phuket's Nai Yang and Nai Thon beaches have been closed to swimmers following Portuguese man o’ war and box jellyfish being washed ashore. Photo: Phuket LIfeguard Service

The two beaches are closed and beach-goers are urged not to enter the water, Park Chief Kitipas Tharapibal confirmed to The Phuket News today (Sept 24).

Park Chief Kitipas issued an urgent warning yesterday (Sept 23) after lifeguards discovered Portuguese man o’ war and box jellyfish washed at Nai Thon, Nai Yang and several other beaches. (See story here).

“Please, don’t play in the water or engage in any water activities at these beaches. Also, please don’t touch creatures found on the sand,” Mr Kitipas said.

“These species are among the most toxic in the world,” he added.

Last year a young German tourist and a Thai national died after suffering box jellyfish stings in Surat Thani. There have not been any recent reports of fatal stings by jellyfish-like Portuguese man o’ war in Thailand, but the venom of these jellyfish-like creatures can also cause severe pain or worse in case of allergic reaction.

The Phuket Lifeguard Club Chief Prathaiyuth Chuayuan told The Phuket News that he supports the closure of two beaches within Sirinat National Park

“I think this is a good idea during this time of year,” he said, admitting that tourist safety should be priority.  

 

 

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Christy Sweet | 25 September 2016 - 07:51:02

 Welcome to the future where killing off of turtles, top predators and other marine degradation will enable jellyfish to flourish unabated. A couple of years ago Banana Beach just south of Nai Thon was covered in these critters. Couldn't happen to a more deserved country. [snickers]

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bigasail33 | 24 September 2016 - 17:53:30

Chinese dont go in the water and they are the Nr1 customers,so no harm done  Horst

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yvonne | 24 September 2016 - 14:58:57

Box Jellyfish?  in Phuket?  Heavens alive, the most dangerous,most venomous there is in the Seas! THAT is very bad News for Phuket and Tourists. NOT worth the risk as it will be death!

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