Swimmers are being warned of flame jellyfish at an island in Krabi.
A Koh Lanta National Park staffer told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (January 25th) they found many flame jellyfish (Pelagia Panopyra) near the beach at Rok Island. Red flags were placed in some areas near the beach to warn swimmers.
Flame jellyfish are mostly found during this time of year when they are brought up by strong waves.
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.