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#252669 - 10/12/07 03:25 PM Box Jellyfish
There's just been a report on Belize Forums of someone seeing numerous box jellyfish close in to shore on a night dive. Don't know whereabouts in Belize yet but it doesn't sound like our area (who would do a night dive under a dock here?).

#252676 - 10/12/07 03:49 PM Re: Box Jellyfish [Re: ]
Amanda Syme Offline
I have seen the jelly fish and swam through them too at Hol Chan last week. They are what we call sea wasps. Is that the same as box jelly fish? I think they are similar in looks but not in stings. I only had a few stings that have lasted about a week. There was also lots of pica pica.

#252679 - 10/12/07 04:26 PM Re: Box Jellyfish [Re: Amanda Syme]
elbert Offline
Its in the family of Box Jelly fish but not deadly like its Australian cousin...hurts though. I go one on the lip and looked like Mick Jagger for several days. (no one asked for an autograph)
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#252680 - 10/12/07 04:28 PM Re: Box Jellyfish [Re: elbert]
elbert Offline
Nice thing about all the rain . the fresh water kills them and the Pica Pica.
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#252688 - 10/12/07 05:02 PM Re: Box Jellyfish [Re: elbert]
Amanda Syme Offline
Elbert, could I have your autograph???


#252698 - 10/12/07 05:32 PM Re: Box Jellyfish [Re: Amanda Syme]
elbert Offline
Do I have to let another jelly sting me in the lip?
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#252701 - 10/12/07 05:41 PM Re: Box Jellyfish [Re: elbert]
ScubaLdy Offline
Elbert: Maybe you can capture some and start a new business here.
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

#252702 - 10/12/07 05:42 PM Re: Box Jellyfish [Re: ScubaLdy]
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#252728 - 10/12/07 07:27 PM Re: Box Jellyfish [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
Leah-Ann Offline
Yikes! All the more reason to hang in the bars!
I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?

#252729 - 10/12/07 07:36 PM Re: Box Jellyfish [Re: Leah-Ann]
seashell Offline
How long do these things usually stay around?

Also, pica pica?? Damn! I thought that was in the spring.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

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