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Thousands of jellyfish washed up along 10 kilometre stretch of Phuket’s west coast

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Thousands of jellyfish washed up along 10 kilometre stretch of Phuket’s west coast

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The jellyfish were found along a 10 kilometre stretch of beach running from Bang Tao to Laguna. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: -- Thousands of tiny jellyfish were found washed up along a 10 kilometre stretch of Phuket’s west coast yesterday (Sept 18) with some beachgoers complaining of skin irritations after coming into contact with the creature.

 

An official manning the Cherng Talay emergency hotline received a call from a local resident at 7:45am where it was reported that thousands of an unknown specie of jellyfish had washed up along a 10km stretch of beach running from Bang Tao to Laguna.

 

It was said that some of the jellyfish were dead, but some were still alive. It was also said that some people had suffered rashes and itchiness after coming into contact with marine creature.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/thousands-of-jellyfish-washed-up-along-10-kilometre-stretch-of-phuket-west-coast-59155.php

 
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Ordinarily these little clear ones are harmless. 

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And this is newsworthy why?

It's been a common occurrence in Australia around the beaches at certain times of year since I was a kid at least (ie. for a long time).  

I assumed it was a natural part of their lifecycle and dependant on time of year/season and currents/winds etc.

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Had loads of small ones like this off Koh Larn this weekend. Of they are the same they are harmless. 

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these jelly fish can cause serious skin irritations

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6 hours ago, Pinot said:

Ordinarily these little clear ones are harmless. 

 

I wouldn't want to get close enough to bet my life that there isn't a box jelly hidden among the harmless guys.  

 

I recall they're pretty clear, too.

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Walked Kamala this evening...no sign

 

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