Poisonous jellyfish have appeared on the paradise island of Bali. We are talking about dangerous Portuguese ships. However, the beaches remain open, but Indonesian authorities have asked tourists to be careful and avoid contact with these animals.
Poisonous jellyfish appear in the waters off the southern coast of Bali every year. This season's first representatives met tourists on Sanur Beach in Bali over the past week, the Bali Sun newspaper reported. Due to the influx of poisonous jellyfish, the island's Department of Fisheries and Food Security has issued an appeal to anyone planning to visit this beach in the near future. “We urge visitors to Sanur Beach to be more vigilant and avoid direct contact with jellyfish,” the message said.
According to the head of the department, the accumulation of Portuguese ships in the waters of Bali is a natural phenomenon caused by strong winds. At this time, the department's team is working on the ground in conjunction with fishermen, the coast guard and beach administration to track the jellyfish and prevent them from reaching the shore.
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The colored jellyfish is widely known, primarily in Australia. There she is called a Pacific (or Portuguese) warship. This creature has a bad reputation and is famous for having one of the most painful jellyfish stings in the world. Bites always have consequences for humans: from severe and prolonged pain to death. The Portuguese man-of-war, as some call it, looks like a transparent jellyfish that floats above the water like a float, with long thin and translucent tentacles, i.e. tentacles. Moreover, they can be quite long, sometimes reaching several meters in length. Along the tentacles are poisonous cells, which are used to capture prey and protect themselves. Small jellyfish can be difficult to see in the water, especially on days when the water is not so clear.
Here are first aid instructions for a jellyfish sting:
- Detecting the fact of a jellyfish sting and providing the patient with comfort as well as psychological support.
- It is important to remove any tentacles that may remain on the skin to prevent additional bites.
- Removing invisible poisonous tentacles using salt water. Salt water, such as seawater, can help identify and remove remaining invisible venomous tentacles.
- The affected area should then be immersed in warm water or washed over the affected area for 20 minutes or longer.
- If hot water is not available, dry ice can be used to relieve pain until hot water is available to destroy the venom.
< li>Hot or warm water helps break down the proteins in the venom, which reduces pain.
The pain usually goes away within an hour if treated quickly, but may leave a red streak on the skin where contact with the tentacles occurred. In some cases, the contact site may become swollen, itchy, and even blistered. In rare cases, an allergic reaction that can lead to the death of a person.
Recall that at the end of July, the same species of sea creatures was spotted on the beach of Lanta Island in western Thailand, and one of the representatives was accidentally discovered by non-experts. and tourists. A Thai family was vacationing on the coast of the Andaman Sea. One day they went for a walk along Phra Ae Beach right in front of the hotel where they were staying for the holidays. The traveler’s husband went into the water to swim, and almost immediately felt a piercing pain: tourists noticed a jellyfish on the surface of the water – read the details at this link.
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