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Good job PMBC. I will have to take a look at these stations and see if they include the proper procedures for procedures for bluebottle/Portuguese man-o-war stings, which we get here every monsoon season, and which vinegar and fresh water will actually worsen by causing any remaining nematocysts (stingers, like microscopic harpoons) to discharge. The current recommendation is that if you don't know what stung you, only rinse with sea water. Use vinegar or fresh water only if you are certain it's a jelly.
Posted by NomadJoe on February 9, 2013 17:29
Good for Phuket, very helpful.
Posted by John on February 11, 2013 01:41
As the photo credit says, the images were taken by the Phuket Marine Biological Centre. You'll find more on their site.
A simple freshwater rinse off station along the beach is very effective at providing relief from Jellyfish stings and saltwater intrusion. Bali is poorer and has shower everywhere, free.
Posted by The Insider on February 12, 2013 09:40
Only vinegar alleviates the toxicity of box jellyfish. Go to the beach, read the poster.
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