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Discussion in '☋ Diving and Marine Life ☋' started by logicwings, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. tubigboy

    tubigboy DI Forum Adept

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    Buy a bottle of vinegar and just keep it in your dive bag or boat. I heard urinating on the sting will help too.
     
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    The box jellyfish was gently submerged under flotsam. I think it is best to avoid flotsam because I always get nasty stings from tiny jellyfishes (the locals call them salabay) when snorkeling.
     
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    Yes, I have gotten those stings before too. Staying away from flotsam is a good idea.
     
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    Really a box jellyfish in Sumilon and Bantayan? I thought its only found in the great barrier reef. Any expert opinion on this matter? This info give me goose bumps. I hope its just another kind of Jellyfish not the dreaded Box Jellyfish.
     
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    I consider myself a marine biologist who did some studies on sea urchins and fish in Sumilon. I have visited Sumilon dozens of times but saw the box jellyfish only once when I was snorkeling at the southwest side of the island where the old Silliman University station was located. The transparent cubical body was the size of a human head and the very long tentacles stretched behind it.
     
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    I am not trying to be an alarmist. I just think that everyone should be well prepared. Just like the boy scout motto, "be prepared" What does a bottle of vinegar cost? I would like to think that the local hospital has anti-venom? If not, maybe one of the dive centers or all the dive centers can donate this to the local hospital.
     
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    I meant anti-venom for sea snakes. Maybe the dive centers can work with Silliman U to do some research and get some anti-venom and keep it at the local hospital.
     
  8. gotz

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    This a very valuable information. So Box Jellyfish does exist here in our waters. I've been stung several times by a variety of this things. Maybe the one they called baso-baso is the Box Jellyfish. When I got stung by this salabay's I just bear the pain and don't rub it coz it will only worsen. But I couldn't imagine Box Jellyfish,It will literally sort of melt your skin right? Aside from vinegar and Calamansi, I've also read that if you wear stockings this Box Jellyfish can't penetrate the material hence safe against them. Its better to be prepared really. Thanks for the info people.
     
  9. jellyfish

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    Oh gosh

    What do I read ?
    If true, bad news for every diver/swimmer but even more for me coz Jellyfish (me !) is never wearing a wetsuite when diving.
    I hope it is n't true coz I never dive in a wetsuite in tropical waters: too warm when waiting on the boat and underwater not (yet) required by my body .
    Coz I'm also 'Jellyfish' they maybe let me untouched :p ?
    No way ...... jellyfishes are my bigest underwater fear. Have been stung many times but it luckily went always over in a few days (without rubbing my skin !)

    Btw: even if I had used a shorty as wetsuite I should have had in most of those cases the same problem.
     
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    Ive been in the water 3 times since Ive purchased my prescription googles and all 3 times we have seen this type of snake.

    Any insight regarding this matter will be appreciated.[/QUOTE]

    May I suggest you get a refund on those googles?:D :D :D
     
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