Jellyfish alert

We have reports of unusual jellyfish which have recently appeared in the area causing severe stings .

The Tathra SLSC has reported four cases of severe and painful stings. We are uncertain of the species of jellyfish at the moment, but Michael Mcmaster caught six jellyfish at the Bermagui Wharf this morning which he has identified as Southern Jimbales.

Southern Jimbale jellyfish caught at Bermagui Wharf , Jan 19th 2013

These are a relative of the box jellyfish and although their sting is not so severe, it is still pretty nasty.

We believe the best treatment is to: remove any tentacles, wash area with seawater (not fresh), apply a cold pack and flood the  area with vinegar. Re-apply  and send for medical aid if pain persists.

We will update this post with further information when we receive it.

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  1. Megan
    Megan says:

    The same type of jellyfish sighted in the surf 10m from shore at Ocean beach, umina nsw in front of the SLSC 1.6.13. Only a single sighting.

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