jellyfish

  • South Thailand News

    Portuguese man-o-war prompts swim warning in Songkhla

    Dangerous Portuguese man-of-war sightings have led the authorities to caution tourists against swimming at Songkhla’s Chala That Beach. These jellyfish-like creatures, known as one of the world’s deadliest marine species, have been spotted along the shoreline stretching from Singha Nakhon district to Mueang district. The ocean-dwelling creature is known to have caused harm to several tourists who encountered them. Songkhla…

  • Phuket News

    Unexpected jellyfish invasion hits Patong Beach in Phuket

    The sandy stretches of Patong Beach in Phuket have recently become the unlikely landing spot for a multitude of jellyfish. Since yesterday, February 21, these jellyfish have been making waves amongst beachgoers, washing up on the shore in an unexpected turn of events. The lifeguards stationed at Patong Beach quickly took note of this unusual occurrence. They promptly issued a…

  • Thailand News

    Shocking escape: Aussie woman zaps back to life after electrifying encounter with deadly jellyfish near Koh Pha Ngan

    An Aussie woman declared she is thankful to be alive after a bolt of “electricity had shot through her body” following a horrifying attack by some box Jellyfish near Koh Pha Ngan. The 23 year old woman from Queensland in Australia was left hospitalised for over a month after the attack and issued a cautionary message to fellow holidaymakers about the…

  • Phuket News

    Krabi bluebottle: Officials deny Portuguese man-o-war at Phi Phi Islands

    Despite recent media reports, officials have confirmed that the dangerous Krabi bluebottle Physalia, also known as the Portuguese man-o-war, has not been found on Phi Phi Islands. Last week, Phuket lifeguards raised concerns about the presence of the venomous hydrozoan on the islands, causing alarm for tourists’ safety. However, Ratchanok Phaenoi, Chief of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National…

  • Thailand News

    Jelly blubbers return to southern Thailand river after 3 years

    Jelly blubbers, a kind of jellyfish, have returned to a river in Songkhla province in southern Thailand after disappearing for more than three years. Aerial photos reveal jelly blubbers (Catostylus mosaicus) in their masses floating in the Khlong Bang Rieng River in Bang Riang subdistrict, Khuan Niang district, which locals say is a rare natural phenomenon. Normally, jelly blubbers reside…

  • Hua Hin News

    Hua Hin beach launches twin campaigns to tackle smoking and jellyfish perils

    Two campaigns dedicated to different causes took off at a Hua Hin beach on Tuesday. Officials launched an anti-smoking campaign, as well as a jellyfish awareness campaign. The Smoke-free Beach project, and the jellyfish awareness campaign, were launched at Hua Don beach in Khao Takiab. The campaigns aimed to educate tourists about the harmful effects of smoking on the environment,…

  • Hot News

    Phuket beaches issue jellyfish warning after increase in stings

    Phuket beaches now have signs warning swimmers of jellyfish after an increase in the number of beachgoers being stung by the marine creatures. According to the Phuket News, officers from the Phuket Marine Resources Conservation Centre and local administrative organisations have been stocking lifeguard stations with extra bottles of vinegar and other medical supplies to help treat stings. The west…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket officials warn tourists to beware of jellyfish

    Phuket officials are warning tourists to beware of potentially dangerous jellyfish while enjoying the island’s beaches. The warning issued today comes after more than 30 visitors reported being stung by jellyfish at Kata Beach last week, with most experiencing mild symptoms. In response to this, signs have been placed at over 20 popular tourist destinations around Phuket, including Patong, Nai…

  • Thailand News

    Tourists in Surat Thani & Trat warned to beware of jellyfish

    Tourists have been warned to beware of jellyfish while swimming in the sea off the beaches at Koh Samui, and Koh Pha Ngan in Surat Thani, and Koh Mark, and Koh Kood in Trat. The Director of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Auttapon Charoenchansa, reported that it is venomous jellyfish season in Koh Samui, and Koh Pha Ngan…

  • Thailand News

    TAT says it’s the season for venemous jellyfish in Thailand

    After thousands of “fire jellyfish” washed up on the shores of Krabi’s Bok Khorani National Park earlier this week, Thailand’s tourism authorities are warning of more venomous jellyfish to come. On Facebook, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has urged swimmers and snorkelers not to take any risks on beaches where jellyfish warning sings have been posted. TAT acknowledged that it’s…

  • Thailand News

    Fire jellyfish warning in Krabi, southern Thailand

    Red flags were raised to warn tourists not to swim on one beach in Krabi, southern Thailand, after large numbers of “fire jellyfish” washed up on the shore yesterday. Morbakka fenneri, known as the “fire jellyfish,” doesn’t get its name from its pinkish-red colour but from its potent sting. Thousands of small but venomous fire jellyfish washed up on Hong…

  • Thailand News

    Hotels in Koh Samui learn how to prevent and treat box jellyfish stings

    With most of the fatal box jellyfish stings in Thailand over the past decade in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, representatives from 20 hotels attended a lecture at the Hive Hotel on Koh Samui to learn about preventing and treating stings from box jellyfish, known as one of the most venomous marine animals in the world. By providing the knowledge to…

  • Environment News

    Russian 10 year old survives stings from box jellyfish on Koh Samui

    PHOTOS: Khaosod English A ten year old boy has survived stings from a box jellyfish at Lamai Beach in Koh Samui. The box jellyfish is one of the most toxic creatures in the sea and is a real, if infrequent, danger floating around the Gulf of Thailand. It has the deadliest venoms of all marine invertebrates. The Russian boy was…

  • Krabi News

    Hundreds of dead jelly fish wash up on a Krabi Beach

    Many dead jelly fish have been washed up on a beach in Krabi. Hundreds of the jelly fish washed up on a kilometre-long stretch of Laempong Beach in Krabi today. Most of them were dead jelly fish, about 15-20 centimetres in diameter. They were not poisonous jelly fish. Locals say these jelly fish washed up over the past week. They…

  • Hua Hin News

    Beware: Dangerous jellyfish. Just don’t tell the Chinese.

    Dozens of signs have been erected, in multiple languages on Cha-Am beach in Petchaburi, warning swimmers about potentially dangerous jellyfish and ‘stingers’. Manager Online reports that, despite Chinese being frequent visitors to the area, someone forgot to include the warnings in Chinese language. The sign contained Thai and English, Japanese and Korean. But no Chinese. Three large signs and some other…