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Box Jellyfish Sighting On Phuket West Coast


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A BOX Jellyfish sighting has been confirmed on Phuket's west coast, raising concerns about just how far the dangerous marine stinger has spread in Phuket waters.

The box jellyfish was found at the northern end of Bang Tao Bay by a couple on a luxury yacht, anchored about 50 or 60 metres offshore.

They pulled the jellyfish up but it was subsequently washed overboard by a friend who did not realise it was being kept in a bucket for reference.

Only later did the couple learn that the box jellyfish had become a cause for concern in the region.

They contacted Dr Somchai Bussarawit, the chief of the museum and aquarium at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre, and today were able to identify a photograph of a single-tentacle box jellyfish as the one they captured.

Full story: http://phuketwan.com/tourism/box-jellyfish...ets-west-coast/

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