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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 11, 2010

Latest box jellyfish influx waning

Advertiser Staff

O'ahu lifeguards spotted slightly more than 100 box jellyfish yesterday as the monthly influx dropped considerably.

The city's Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division reported that 85 box jellyfish were seen at Waikīkī Beach, 15 at Ala Moana Beach Park and five at Hanauma Bay.

On Tuesday, more than 600 box jellyfish were spotted at Waikīkī Beach and more than 75 at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Ocean Safety advises people stung by box jellyfish to flush the sting area with white vinegar.

Anyone experiencing breathing difficulty, muscle cramps/spasms and/or persistent pain from the sting is advised to seek immediate medical attention.

For more information on ocean conditions, advisories and warnings, the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division's recorded report is at 922-3888, ext. 51, or visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.org or www.808jellyfish.com.