Box jellyfish warnings
issued by safety division

Star-Bulletin staff

Box jellyfish are expected to come ashore over the next few days, according to an advisory from the city's ocean safety division. The influx is expected to peak on Tuesday and be over by Thursday.

The most commonly affected areas are Waikiki Beach, especially in the "pond" areas (Ewa of the Kapahulu groin).

Other near-shore waters that have been affected include Hanauma Bay, Pokai Bay, Makaha Surfing Beach, and Waimea Bay. There have also been occasional sightings and or stings on other north and west shore beaches.

Lifeguards assess beaches for box jellyfish during the alert period. If box jellyfish are discovered warning signs are posted as warranted.

Persons stung by box jellyfish are advised to flush the sting area with copious amounts of white vinegar. Anyone experiencing breathing difficulty, muscle cramps/spasms, and/or persistent pain are advised to seek immediate medical attention.

For public information regarding ocean conditions, advisories, and warnings the Ocean Safety Division provides a pre-recorded report which can be accessed 24 hours a day; at 922-3888 x 51.

City Ocean Safety Division

E-mail to City Desk


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