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Phi Phi Jellyfish Plague Likely to Pass in a Day or So

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
PHUKET: An infestation of jellyfish has been spotted off Phi Phi, according to a Phuketwan reader.

Anthony wrote saying: ''There are literally thousands of tiny jellyfish in the sea and washed up on the shore . . . some are large.

''It is worth someone coming to look at to research whether they are a health risk or not . . .''

A staffer at the Holiday Inn Resort said that plagues of jellyfish were an occasional event off Phi Phi and elsewhere around the Andaman region.

''They are not dangerous and they usually disappear within a day or so.''

A spokesperson at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre said they would investigate.

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They are not jellyfish. They are called Salps. They are a form a planktonic tunicate.

Posted by phonus balonus on December 24, 2013 12:47

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They are not salps...they are blubbery tourists. They'll all be in bed after Christmas.

Posted by Anonymous on December 24, 2013 14:57

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Excess of overfishing?? like on the coast of Japan-sea where big Nomura jellyfish has replaced the disappearing fishes... Soon every where in the sea we'll be able to see only jellyfish..

Posted by dave on December 24, 2013 21:49

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Please kindly show photo. Then we can say what a potential group it is.

Posted by Somchai on December 25, 2013 13:09

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Sorry, no photos of this infestation. We would welcome people sending some.


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