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Old May 26th, 2007, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: Box jellyfish/Portuguese man-of-war

I could be wrong on this, but I think the box jellies you are thinking of are showing up in Australia. These are a different variety than in HI. Not that the ones that show up here don't sting, but they aren't deadly like the ones in Australia. And some people are more susceptable to the sting of any jellyfish than others.

There are also some micro-organisms that show up occasionaly that you should be aware of - especially if you have an open wound. I believe they carry (?) the vibro bacteria similar to the sea urchins. I don't know if anyone has noticed a pattern with that. Does anyone else know?
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