Flame Jelly Fish Found on Phuket Beach in Wichit

Phuket –

About ten flame jellyfish were recently found on a beach in Wichit.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) reported that late last week they were notified from a hotel operator that flame jelly fish were found on a beach in Wichit. They inspected the beach to find about ten flame jelly fish (Pelagia sp.) on the beach during high tide. Beachgoers have been warned to be careful.

If a swimmer has been stung, seawater and vinegar, if available, can be used to wash the affected skin. Swimmers are being warned not to wash the affected skin with drinking water or alcohol to prevent allergic reactions. After using vinegar or seawater, a stung swimmer should use some hot water to cover the affected area for 20 minutes to relieve the pain and then see a doctor as soon as one is available.

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.