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Tourists in Samui and Phangan warned - box jellyfish that can kill in minutes have arrived

 

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KOH SAMUI: -- A species of deadly box jellyfish that can kill in as little as two minutes have been located on Lamai Beach in Samui.

 

Now a hospital on the neighboring island of Koh Phangan has issued a warning to tourists to stay out of the sea at night.

 

The box jellyfish known in Thai as "Maeng kaphun lai sai ( jellyfish with many lines) is a regular visitor to the gulf in July and August.

 

The arrival of one in Lamai is a warning that they are coming said Koh Phangan hospital on their Facebook page yesterday.

 

They warned that the sting from the creatures can kill a human being in between 2 and ten minutes.

 

They advised operators in the area to stock up on vinegar and warn tourists about the threat and tell visitors to stay out of the sea at night, said Sanook.

 

Source: Sanook

 
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I have looked into this issue, as have others; look around TV for more information.

 

It is disturbing that they say don't swim at night; there is no real evidence that they are only active in the dark.

 

Do your own research!

 

Check out previous ThaiVisa threads.

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According to foremost jellyfish expert, Lisa-ann Gershwin, jellyfish are taking over the oceans and the growing jellyfish population is highly indicative of the tragic state of the world’s ocean water...

Link: LISA-ANN GERSHWIN

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2 hours ago, marko kok prong said:

This usually happens in the wet season here

It's not rainy season in the Gulf of Thailand, it's in November.

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What about other areas like Chumpon and Prachuab? Are these off limits too?

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"KOH SAMUI: -- A species of deadly box jellyfish that can kill in as little as two minutes have been located on Lamai Beach in Samui."

 

Don't have that problem on the Pattaya beach; it's protected by the cesspit of a sea, the jellyfish won't swim through that!

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9 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

I have looked into this issue, as have others; look around TV for more information.

 

It is disturbing that they say don't swim at night; there is no real evidence that they are only active in the dark.

 

Do your own research!

 

Check out previous ThaiVisa threads.

You are quite correct.   They are just as active in the daytime.

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7 hours ago, PoorSucker said:

It's not rainy season in the Gulf of Thailand, it's in November.

Yes, normally we hear that Box Jelly Fish can come close to beaches from October till around New Year, when it's raining and calm sea, but perhaps that's wrong..?

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I carry a spare bottle of vinegar in the car in case one of us is unfortunate enough to get stung when we go to the beach. We were on Lamai beach this week and didn't see any sign of the nets, anyone know where they are?
the signs are on maenam, the nets on Chaweng.
It seems that puiyai baan for Maret has different priorities.
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