“Please keep away from these Jellyfish on Bang Tao Beach as at this stage we don’t know what kind of jellyfish they are,” Mr MaAnn told The Phuket News this morning (May 13).
“We have asked officials from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) to identify what kind of jellyfish these are and we are starting to collect them off the beach,” he said.
“We are hoping to have all of them cleared from the beach by about about 3-4pm today,” he added.
In the meantime, people have been urged to stay out of the water.
The warning to beware the jellyfish extends all the way along Layan and Leypang beaches, Mr MaAnn added.
Local residents posted photos online yesterday after finding hundreds of the plain, clear jellyfish washed up on the sand. The jellyfish, round in shape and with small tentacles underneath, were found along all seven kilometres of Bang Tao Beach, local residents noted.
Additional reporting by Tanyaluk Sakoot