Blue bottle jellyfish alert on Hibiscus Coast beachesKent Blechynden The effects from the jellyfish's sting range from painful welts to reduced consciousness and difficulty breathing. Blue bottle jelly fish are giving north Auckland swimmers a nasty surprise, and leaving even nastier marks to remember the experience. The blue bottle is not a true jellyfish so its sting treatment differs from that of other jellyfish. Vinegar should not be applied to the stings, as this will make blue bottle stings more painful, according to the Auckland Regional Public Health Service. After witnessing photos of the Stanmore Bay swimmer's injuries and hearing further reports of blue bottle jellyfish, Auckland Council has added an alert to warn swimmers of potential jellyfish dangers at Hibiscus Coast beaches on its Safeswim website.
Source: Stuff December 07, 2017 01:30 UTC