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Portuguese man o’ war spotted on Phuket beaches

PHUKET: Phuket lifeguards stationed on the island’s west coast are warning tourists to be aware when going into the water after a number of Portuguese man o’ war were found at Nai Thon and other beaches, with some said to be two metres long.

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Friday 23 September 2016, 10:12AM


Mr Somporn Wareekul, chief of the OrBorJor lifeguards, announced yesterday (Sept 22) that his team discovered a number of Portuguese man o’ war washed at Nai Thon Beach. He said, “We collected at least 10 from Nai Thon Beach. Its crest is clear and the body is blue. The tentacles on some were nearly 2 metres long.

“Portuguese man o’ war are poisonous, and if you come into contact with them while swimming or walking on the beach the venom can cause severe pain, sometimes worse if someone has an allergic reaction to it.

“We immediately told tourists not to enter the water and not touch the creature if found on the beach.

“If you get stung by a Portuguese man o’ war or jellyfish, you can wash the affected area with salt water,” he said.

“This is monsoon season so rainstorms and wind always bring jellyfish and other marine creatures to shore, so the OrBorJor lifeguards are always on the lookout for such creatures.

“Today we have spotted box jellyfish and Portuguese man o’ war at Kamala, Nai Thon, Surin, Layan, Nai Yang and Mai Khao beaches. However, the highest number were found at Nai Thon beach,” he added.

Mr Somporn also said that he had notified local officials and the Phuket Beachguard Service about the discovery and told them to check their respective areas.

The Phuket Beachguard Service staff told The Phuket News this morning (Sept 23) that they have not received any report of any jellyfish on Phuket’s beaches so far but lifeguards on each beach are constantly patrolling their areas.  

 

 

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CaptainJack69 | 23 September 2016 - 12:18:52

Wait, what, Box Jellyfish? and the headline is about Man-O-War? Man-O-War will hurt like nobodies business but that's about all, whereas a Box Jellyfish sting can be fatal. Man-o-War are not uncommon on Phukets beaches at this time of year, whereas Box Jellyfish are virtually unheard of.

The wording in the article makes it sound like Box Jellyfish have been spotted along with Man-O-War at 6 of Phukets beaches, and they've all been spotted "today".

Meanwhile the "Phuket Beachguard Service" don't know anything about this apparent plague of marine stingers.

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