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Portuguese man o’ war spotted on Phuket beaches

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Portuguese man o’ war spotted on Phuket beaches

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The highest number of Portuguese man o’ war were found at Nai Thon Beach. Photo: OrBorJor Lifeguards

 

PHUKET: -- Phuket lifeguards stationed on the island’s west coast are warning tourists to be aware when going into the water after a number of Portuguese man o’ war were found at Nai Thon and other beaches, with some said to be two metres long.

 

Mr Somporn Wareekul, chief of the OrBorJor lifeguards, announced yesterday (Sept 22) that his team discovered a number of Portuguese man o’ war washed at Nai Thon Beach. He said, “We collected at least 10 from Nai Thon Beach. Its crest is clear and the body is blue. The tentacles on some were nearly 2 metres long.

 

“Portuguese man o’ war are poisonous, and if you come into contact with them while swimming or walking on the beach the venom can cause severe pain, sometimes worse if someone has an allergic reaction to it.

 

“We immediately told tourists not to enter the water and not touch the creature if found on the beach.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/portuguese-man-o-war-spotted-on-phuket-beaches-59203.php

 
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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2016-09-23

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