A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

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A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:47 pm

I walk my dogs nightly on Hua Hin Beach. I noticed last night that a lot of very big Jellyfish were being washed ashore. When I say big, I mean diameter the same as the length of a fully grown Rottweiler. These are certainly the largest I've ever seen washed ashore. They were all white when washed ashore. Of course, they will sting, but I've no idea of the severity of the sting. It's unlikely that their size will make them particularly dangerous.

Tonight there were even more being washed ashore, However, probably only 20% were of the big variety. The rest were probably a foot or less diameter. If I shone my torch in the water, it was easy to watch them queuing to be washed ashore. Nothing like last year's sea nettle episode, but enough to warn people to be careful, especially with young kids.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by fabman » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:23 pm

Its strange how we get so many jellyfish along this coastline, it seems to be all year round now .

Over in Pattaya (just across the water ) they dont seem to get hardly any at all , unless the water is just to dirty there :wink:

I guess its down to water currents/tides .... its a shame as it puts you off going swimming in the sea here for sure. i have been stung countless times , sometimes the jellfish are so small you cant even see them in the water , but you sure a hell feel their sting ! :guns:

Best to stick to the pool for a nice swim :thumb:

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Big Boy » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:14 am

Still quite a few last night, but less than the previous night. Just be careful if swimming please.
Its strange how we get so many jellyfish along this coastline, it seems to be all year round now .
I do this walk nightly, and yes, I always see the odd one washed ashore, but the current influx is far greater than the norm (still some big babies coming in as well :shock: ). Yes, I'm sure its all to do with currents, but I don't believe as a general rule that Hua Hin has, on average, any more of a problem than anywhere else.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by richard » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:40 am

Big Boy wrote:Still quite a few last night, but less than the previous night. Just be careful if swimming please.
Why anyone would want to swim in that sewage water I will never know :roll:
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Post by Big Boy » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:26 pm

There were a few swimmers at 10 last night.

Back onto the jellyfish, shining the torch on the water didn't show loads of jellyfish waiting to be washed ashore like the previous night - another sign that the problem is easing.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by kev78 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:33 am

richard wrote:
Big Boy wrote:Still quite a few last night, but less than the previous night. Just be careful if swimming please.
Why anyone would want to swim in that sewage water I will never know :roll:
Have you tested the water? Or is it another "it's brown so it must be sewage". You know because of the swell/tide gets more movement below which disturbs the sand/silt below which causes the colouration.

Is it dirty?

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Post by Timb-uk » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:34 pm

FYI - we walked a couple of miles along the beach everyday from 14th-22nd Feb and only saw a couple over the 9 day period. Hopefully the problem is reducing now.
(But the one's we saw were huge !)

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:41 pm

Yes, I'm still waling the beach most nights. 2 nights ago I saw 1 HUGE jellyfish, last night I saw 1 fairly small jellyfish and tonight there were 2 small jellyfish, so the problem is minimal at the moment.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Awu » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:02 pm

Was down for a 2 hours walk on sunday and didn´t se any jellyfishes, not even one.

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Post by Dtd » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:39 pm

Will be in HH in a week or 2, are the Jellyfish still a problem ?

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Post by Big Boy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:59 pm

I still walk the beach nightly, and I've only seen 2 jellyfish in the last week, so not a huge problem. However, there will always be some out there.
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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Paddy81 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:15 am

I hope it's just temporary! Does anybody know what to do if you get stung? I heard about vinegar but i'm not sure if it works.

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by richard » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:20 am

Urine is a good solution
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A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by hhinner » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:11 pm

^ Scientific American disagrees. Seawater might be better. http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... urinating/

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Re: A lot of BIG Jellyfish at the moment

Post by Coldmike » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:13 am

I've had a wierd fantasy dream about getting stung and having a beautiful babe drop her bottom to piss on the sting on me. Thanks for ruining that. Pour vinegar on me? Yuck!
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