Krabi warns of ‘flame jellyfish’ at Hong Island

PHOTO: MGR Online

Krabi –

Officials have warned swimmers to be aware of flame jellyfish found near a beach at the Hong Island in the Mueang Krabi district.

Yesterday, (June 12th), officials from the Tan Bok Khorani National have warned of a bloom of possibly dangerous flame jellyfish at the Hong Island in the Khao Thong sub-district near the shoreline at the beach.

The Head of the Tan Bok Khorani National Park told The Phuket Express “These small flame jellyfish are poisonous and dangerous for swimmers. They are about four centimeters.”

“If swimmers are stung by the flame jellyfish, they can sustain severe itching, pain with burning, and some can have allergies with severe symptoms. If you are stung by the flame jellyfish, please immediately wash your skin with vinegar.”

“They are being washed to the shore by strong waves during this season. Some are found on the beach. We have tried to fetch them out from the area.”

“Red flags for no swimming here were placed yesterday. It might take about two days before they will be washed out from the area.”

PHOTO: Pudam News

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.