Rise in Jelly Fish on the Coast

Summer Boling, Reporter

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Each and every Summer there’s a coastal quirk that defines the year. From airborne umbrellas to sea turtles something always makes it’s inevitable mark. For the Summer of 2019, Jelly Fish have began moving closer to the shore than they have in past years. This has lead to a rise in stings across the coast.

While it is important to stay cautious with anything coastal, many areas are advising that people learn how to cure and avoid stings. As a rule of thumb, it’s always a good idea to avoid anything remotely plastic looking, however in the case of emergency many tourists are carrying bottles of vinegar along with their sunscreen. Vinegar is known to help relieve stinging and speed up the healing process. However, along with this it’s advised to also treat with antihistamines and hot water. Most stingsn are not deadly, but can cause intense pain and whelping for up to 4 weeks.