Jellyfish blow ashore on Wellington's south coast

source: stuff.co.nz

At least two people have been stung and the authorities are advising caution as thousands of jellyfish blow ashore on Wellington's south coast.

Island Bay and other south coast beaches were coated with at least two species of jellyfish yesterday, including the potentially deadly bluebottle or pacific man o' war.

Julian Hodge, of Island Bay Marine Education Centre, said there had been at least 300 jellyfish strewn across Island Bay Beach alone at high tide yesterday morning.

People should refrain from touching them and be cautious if they were planning to swim, he said.

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