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#349640 - 08/29/09 01:22 AM Jellyfish season?
TravelinMan1 Offline
There are some new signs posted on beaches around town that read caution its jellyfish season. I guess I have not been on the island and in Belize very long but I seem to remember that the season for jellyfish is late to mid spring not now. I am on the water every day and have not seen any jellyfish in about 5 months. What were they thinking?

#349660 - 08/29/09 03:03 PM Re: Jellyfish season? [Re: TravelinMan1]
Amanda Syme Offline
I've been seeing jelly fish - about the size of a lime, translucent - haven't been stung though.

#349674 - 08/29/09 06:05 PM Re: Jellyfish season? [Re: Amanda Syme]
natalie p Offline
I think it was around September last year that I was stung with a box type jellyfish called a Sea Wasp. It was about lime size and translucent with 4 long white tentacles. Hurt for a week!

#349678 - 08/29/09 07:40 PM Re: Jellyfish season? [Re: natalie p]
bywarren Offline
Spring time is when the "pica pica" can be a problem. This is caused from the larvae as a result of the thimble jellyfish spawning.
Other jellyfish, of which there are many different ones, tend to be seen more as the water temperature rises this time of year.

#349771 - 08/31/09 05:14 PM Re: Jellyfish season? [Re: bywarren]
TravelinMan1 Offline
Not just pica pica, manoware, mangrove jellyfish etc. Still have not seen a jelly but I will be looking.

#349780 - 08/31/09 07:28 PM Re: Jellyfish season? [Re: TravelinMan1]
Peter Jones Offline
Only once, three or four years ago, have I been seriously stung by pica-pica. Maybe I'm unusually lucky or tolerant, but I don't see it as a major problem. Not like the Great Barrier Reef off Australia, where jellyfish capable of killing a healthy adult are commonplace.


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