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Poison jellyfish on the beach: This is how vacationers recognize the danger

2022-07-05T21:11:09.145Z

Poison jellyfish on the beach: This is how vacationers recognize the danger Created: 07/05/2022, 23:02 By: Dominik Jahn Squirrel jellyfish do not only cloud the bathing fun in the North Sea. © dpa / Bernd Wüstneck Jellyfish can be found on the beaches of Europe: not all of them are harmless to vacationers. There are important details to pay attention to. The summer holidays are fast approachi



Poison jellyfish on the beach: This is how vacationers recognize the danger

Created: 07/05/2022, 23:02

By: Dominik Jahn

Squirrel jellyfish do not only cloud the bathing fun in the North Sea.

© dpa / Bernd Wüstneck

Jellyfish can be found on the beaches of Europe: not all of them are harmless to vacationers.

There are important details to pay attention to.

The summer holidays are fast approaching us.

But if you want to spend your free time with the beach, sea and sun, you also have to know the local dangers.

Some quite deadly animals are lurking in the Mediterranean, as

echo24.de

has already reported.

Holidaymakers should also keep an eye on jellyfish.

Some extremely poisonous specimens lurk in Europe.

But how do you know if it is a poisonous jellyfish?

It becomes particularly dangerous for vacationers when there is skin contact with jellyfish.

Some species can be extremely painful.

The danger lurks in the tentacles of jellyfish.

When touched, they transport the poison into the skin like an arrow.

That's why you should pay attention to important details.

A poisonous jellyfish found in the Mediterranean, Pacific, Atlantic, and Caribbean

If you want to spend your summer vacation on the Canary Islands and Portugal, you should take a look at the Portuguese galley.

This jellyfish (more specifically, the colony of polyps) has meter-long tentacles and shoots a powerful poison when touched.

Smaller fish are killed in seconds, according to a report by broadcaster

NDR

.

In the worst case, the poison means cardiovascular failure and respiratory arrest for humans.

As a rule, it remains with welt-shaped, open wounds, nausea and vomiting.

Poison Jellyfish: The Portuguese galleys appear in the Mediterranean.

© dpa/ Jürgen Schwenkenbecher

Vacationers should look at the water surface in the Mediterranean and Pacific.

There the Portuguese galley, according to NDR,

"is easily recognizable by its harmless gas bubble protruding from the water"

.

In May 2018, kilometers of beaches were closed on Mallorca, Ibiza and near Alicante after a dead jellyfish of this species was sighted.

The characteristics of the Portuguese galley:

  • It has a bluish shimmer

  • the diameter is around 30 centimeters

  • blue, white, or purple tentacles

  • Tentacles are up to 50 meters long

  • the gas bubble can be three to 15 centimeters in size

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The stinging jellyfish in the North Sea and the Atlantic: important details for vacationers

Holidaymakers who are more drawn to the North Sea or Baltic Sea for swimming in summer must reckon with the fire jellyfish or yellow hair jellyfish.

Anyone who comes into contact with this poisonous jellyfish usually feels pain afterwards

"like the burning sensation after touching a nettle"

- this is how the

NDR

describes it in its article.

Redness and swelling of the skin can also be expected, as can blisters and itching.

Squirrel jellyfish do not only cloud the bathing fun in the North Sea.

© dpa / Bernd Wüstneck

The stinging jellyfish can be recognized by its yellowish to reddish-brown color.

Their tentacles are almost invisible and grow to several meters in length.

The characteristics of the fire jellyfish:

  • It is yellowish to reddish brown

  • The diameter is up to one meter

  • It has over a hundred tentacles

  • The tentacles are up to 30 meters long

As the portal ostsee.de writes, it is also advisable for vacationers to avoid the jellyfish on the beach.

Even dead specimens can still lead to "burns".

It is also important not to "rinse the affected areas with

fresh water or alcohol as further hives may rupture and increase the pain"

.

The moon jellyfish: Non-poisonous specimen in the North and Baltic Seas.

Not poisonous, but also good to know what it looks like - the moon jellyfish.

This species is common in the North and Baltic Seas.

Holidaymakers do not have to worry about their bathing pleasures with this jellyfish.

Contact is harmless.

Moon jellyfish: Harmless to vacationers - they often appear in the North Sea.

© dpa/ Steve Trewhella/FLPA

According to the NDR report, the moon jellyfish can be recognized by its transparent body with

“four white, pink or purple rings on the top”

.

The characteristics of moon jellyfish:

  • It is transparent with four white, pink or purple rings on the top

  • She has a slightly curved screen (20 to 30 centimeters tall)

  • The screen is white to yellowish

In addition to jellyfish: the weever can also be dangerous

Not only various types of jellyfish could become a problem for vacationers in Europe, the weever is also quite a problem, as echo24.de reported.

The poisonous fish can hardly be seen by bathers and is extremely dangerous.

Source: merkur

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