The Attack of the Blue Bottle Jellyfish Rages On
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Blue Bottle Jellyfish can be called one of the most dangerous creatures that we can ever encounter in the world today. It is something that has been a problem for many beaches around the world.
Recent news shows that many beaches have already been closed down because of the bluebottle jellyfish infestation.
Facts about blue bottle jellyfish
Here are some facts about the blue bottle jellyfish that you need to remember in order to make sure that you would be able to protect yourself against this creature.
• The creature is also known as Portuguese man o’ war in other countries.
• Aside from this, it uses the nematocytes in the tentacles to release the poison that they use for self defense.
• Its body measures from three to 15 centimeters.
• In addition to this, its tentacles can measure up to 15 centimeters to 10 meters up
How do you protect yourself from these jellyfish?
There are many ways for you to protect yourself against jellyfish stings that you should always keep in mind when you go to the beach. In addition to this, you should also listen to various advisories so that you would be able to know if the beach you are about to go to is infested with jellyfish.
You should also be alert whenever or if ever you get stung by jellyfish. Here are some of the tips that you can do.
• First, you should get out of the water as quickly as possible.
• Then you should remember to remove any remaining pieces of tentacles that you can see in the infected area.
• After this, you should rinse it with sea water. Then you should also remove any kind of visible cells from the jellyfish and wash it away with warm water.
• Furthermore, you should never forget to contact your doctor right away in case you have a bad reaction to the jellyfish sting. In addition, as another form of first aid, you should make use of urine to clean off any remaining pieces of tentacles or cells in the affected area.
With these tips, you should be able to protect yourself from any attack of the blue bottle jellyfish or any other kind of jellyfish in the future. Remember that knowing all that you can about jellyfish will be able to protect you against any kind of infection in the future.
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