Portuguese man-of-war invasion / North-America / Hawaii, USA
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 08:00 PM PST
EDIS Number: BH-20121204-37386-USA Date / time: 04/12/2012 03:59:35 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: Portuguese man-of-war invasion Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Hawaii
Description: Ocean Safety officials have posted warning signs in the Ala Moana and Waikiki Beach areas after an influx of Portuguese Man o' War washed ashore Monday morning. Ocean Safety officials treated a handful of Man o' War stings, mostly in the Waikiki Area. As of about 9:30 a.m., EMS treated two victims who did not want to go to the hospital. Man o' War can cause painful stings similar to jellyfish, but their blue color makes them hard to spot in the water.
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