THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket lifeguards warn of ‘flame jellyfish’ at beaches

PHUKET: The Phuket Lifeguard Service have issued a warning of an influx of ‘flame jellyfish’, scientific name Rhopilema esculentum, which have already stung beachgoers at beaches on the island’s west coast.

animalsaccidentsmarinehealthtourismweather
By The Phuket News

Monday 19 June 2017, 12:16PM


Yesterday (June 18), the Phuket Lifeguard Service posted two separate jellyfish sting cases with photos to their Facebook page, one from Bang Tao Beach, the other from Kamala Beach.

“We used vinegar as a standard treatment for the stings. For Thai skin, we use sea morning glory, but it is not medically authorised and may irritate foreigners’ sunburned skin further so we do not use it for foreigners,” Phuket Lifeguard Club President Prathaiyut Chuayuan told The Phuket News today (June 19).

“If you are stung by a jellyfish, do not urinate on the sting. It’s an ancient myth,” Mr Prathaiyut warned.

“Flame jellyfish normally live in deep waters. They like warm temperatures, not too hot or cold. Now as it’s low season they are more likely to be found closer to shore, especially in the morning when the water temperature is warm.

ARCHITECT and HOTELEX

“In the afternoon they go back out to the deep water as the water close to shore becomes too hot,” he explained.

“The sting of the flame jellyfish is not too serious, but will cause a a patchy rash similar to mosquito bites.

“Please use a wetsuit or a shirt to protect your skin when swimming or ask local authorities about whether the zone is safe, as there is a possibility that the jellyfish will be within the red zones,” he warned.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phoenix finally risen from seabed

"Only know how to make somtam". Keep your unintelligent racist hate speeches where they be...(Read More)


Tourist Police target rental operators over unlicensed tourists renting motorbikes

No, they're allowed to do whatever the heck they like as they're Thai, foreigners however we...(Read More)


Bike Un Ai Rak - Governor invites all to participate

Wow, a important Governor job! Is this why a province has a Governor? How about the critical Phuket...(Read More)


Low water levels at Phuket reservoir spur concerns for drastic water-saving measures

Correct me if I am wrong, but I have personally witnessed an extraordinary amount of rainfall this s...(Read More)


Low water levels at Phuket reservoir spur concerns for drastic water-saving measures

Oh, and remember, when you expand Phuket airport facilities, unlimited tourist accommodation buildin...(Read More)


Low water levels at Phuket reservoir spur concerns for drastic water-saving measures

Low water levels? September:17 days of rain. October:22 days of rain. November, ( just 18 days old) ...(Read More)


Phuket Marine Office urges water safety for Loy Krathong

Talking to thai officials about INTERNATIONAL rules is waist of time. 1: Or don't know about i...(Read More)


God is a DJ - A divine event at Dream Beach Club

Which thai Authority/Official did authorise the presence of that club at that location? Did NACC inv...(Read More)


Phoenix finally risen from seabed

Actually, as I predicted ( knowing this foreign company, with branch in Thailand), besides preparati...(Read More)


Tourist Police target rental operators over unlicensed tourists renting motorbikes

Does Gen Angkoon knows about the high percentage of thai ( underaged kids too) drive, without helmet...(Read More)