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Samui tourists given a warning: Watch out for jellyfish on the beaches

 

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A well known Thai environmentalist said on Facebook that for two days running Koh Samui in the south of Thailand has been inundated by Portuguese Man O' War or what is known as blue bottle jellyfish.

 

Professor Thon Thamrongnawasawat said on his personal FB page that these creatures can cause nasty stings. He advised that even just walking on the beach can result in a sting as the tentacles of the creature remain active after death.

 

He advised using floods of vinegar for up to 30 minutes to treat stings.

 

Sea water or fresh water should never be used to wash wounds.

 

Vinegar in Thai is "nam som sai chuu". The jellyfish are widely known as "maeng graphun khuat khiaw" - green bottle jellyfish.
 

Source: Daily News

 

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Can't go on the beach/in the water so it does not matter

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Aren't you supposed to pee on the sting?

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6 hours ago, mrfill said:

Aren't you supposed to pee on the sting?

Peeing on the beach no longer allowed!

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The Chinese at it again....

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I've never seen one in Samui and I swim open water quite often.  The blue bottles are sometimes abundant on the Australian beaches. I've seen thousands washed on the sand after high tide. The sting is painful and unpleasant, can leave some scars for a while, but you won't die from it.

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Oh, how I miss the days when a Jellyfish report was a big deal...

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So there you are with fxxxk all to do.. and you think to yourself I know what.. I'll go for a swim bit of excise, no one near me.... then wallop.. your well and truly fxxxked.   

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7 hours ago, mrfill said:

Aren't you supposed to pee on the sting?

That'll cost you more, you perv!

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I been stung by those before,believe me you, it's painful

I won't be goin to the beach any time soon anyway

 

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8 hours ago, mrfill said:

Aren't you supposed to pee on the sting?

Only if you are a virgin

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Are the beaches not closed?

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3 hours ago, ChipButty said:

Are the beaches not closed?

No they are not on Samui.

 

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