SUMMERTIME – JELLYFISH TIME
The species of jellyfish known as the Mediterranean or fried egg jellyfish (Cotylorhiza tuberculata) has increased in number on the Andalusian coast because the sea is warming up. The temperature of its habitat has altered its growth and reproduction and therefore there are more of them.
Here is a little tip for a jellyfish sting: Find the nearest First Aid Post and / or go to the A&E Department of the health services who can provide specialised treatment. In the meantime, to avoid further pain, you can administer first aid by removing the animal’s tentacles with hot water or dry sand, always protecting yourself with gloves or even a plastic bag.
To ease the pain, apply compresses soaked in cold water, lemon juice, vinegar or diluted ammonia to the affected area. DO NOT scratch or rub the area. The momentary relief will disappear and the pain will only increase.
Have a GREAT SUMMER
Las dos especies han visitado las playas de la Costa del Sol este verano, arrastradas por las corrientes. El aumento de las temperaturas ha propiciado la masiva presencia de ellas, convirtiéndose en un peligro para los bañistas y causando alerta pública.
Muchos turistas presenciaban el fenómeno con estupor y rechazo. El aumento de medusas en éstas costas puede producirse por ausencia de su principal depredador, la tortuga de mar.
15 DE AGOSTO 2010
The Jellyfish Aggregations Study and detection Campaign at the andalusian beaches is focused by our Association. We therefore, ask for early information, when jellyfishes will be observed between Marbella and Málaga
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The Association works tirelessly for the defence and preservation of the unique ecosystems that survive in the natural sand dune environments in the Province of Málaga; promotes the protection of native flora and small wildlife; promotes recovery, rehabilitation and conservation of interesting biodiversity of sand dunes areas in the municipality of Marbella.