Blue Bottle Jellyfish Warning at Phi Phi Island

Krabi –

The Hat Noppharat Thara Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park has warned of blue bottle jellyfish at the Phi Phi Island and the Bamboo Island in Ao Nang.

Three swimmers have been injured from the jelly fish after they accidentally touched them. They were taken to a local hospital by tour boat operators. Warning signs with emergency aid advice were placed on beaches at both islands to warn swimmers.

If a swimmer has been stung, seawater and vinegar, if available, can be used to wash the affected skin and remove its tentacles. After that, one should use some hot water to cover the affected area for 20 minutes to relieve the pain. Swimmers afraid of the potential of being stung should avoid entering the water at beaches with known toxic jellyfish populations.

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 five 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.