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Portuguese man o’ war threat at Phuket beaches falls, but lifeguard warning stands

PHUKET: The number of Portuguese man o’ war found along Phuket’s beaches have fallen dramatically, but lifeguards continue to advise beachgoers to stay alert for dangerous sea creatures during the southwest monsoon season.

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Thursday 6 October 2016, 01:23PM


Despite the number of Portuguese man o’ war found at Phuket beaches falling dramatically, lifeguards are uirging swimmers to remain vigilant. Phuket Lifeguard Service
Despite the number of Portuguese man o’ war found at Phuket beaches falling dramatically, lifeguards are uirging swimmers to remain vigilant. Phuket Lifeguard Service

“We are still receiving reports of Portuguese man o’ war being spotted at Mai Khao Beach and at the southern end of Bang Tao, but only a small number of them have been found,” Phuket Lifeguard Chief Prathaiyuth Chuayuan told The Phuket News.

“Even though the number being found is decreasing, lifeguards are still patrolling the beaches for these and advising beachgoers to be aware of the danger, especially along Nai Thon and Nai Yang beaches in Sirinath National Park area where we have found the most,” he said.

Mr Prathaiyuth pointed that he had received only one report of a person suffering any reaction after coming into contact with a Portuguese man o’ war – the tourist who broke into a rash where the tentacles came into contect with the left leg. (See story here.)

 

 

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