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Old March 26th, 2006, 12:42 AM
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Default Jellyfish on Hawaiian Beaches

I have read that Portuguese Men o War and the extremely venomous box jellyfish are prevelent at some Hawaiian beaches. Has anyone had problems with these, while snorkeling or swimming.

I hope that the beach staff would post warnings if these jellyfish have been sighted.

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Old September 28th, 2006, 11:09 AM
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If there is a swarm of jellyfish, there would be signs posted. However, you should always be alert while swimming no matter where you are.

Jellyfish are all over the place in the world. You need to look around underwater while swimming & check your surroundings. It would be foolish to assume you are always safe in the water.

I was in the Bahamas several years ago swimming over by the Atlantis. Had I not looked around, I would have swam into a clear jellyfish that was about a foot wide and its tentacles easily had to be 3 feet long. It was about 15 feet away from me and I was only in about 10 feet of water.

It was the only jellyfish around & I warned several other swimmers nearby that there was a lone jellyfish in the area.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 04:28 PM
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He is a good link with interesting information about the jellyfish in Hawaii being connected to the phases of the moon. I remember when I lived there there was an influx of jellyfish and jellyfish warnings about once a month. I never personally got stung.

http://starbulletin.com/2000/10/21/news/story1.html
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