Beach Alert. Summer 2010
and the extinction of predators bring less welcome visitors to
jellyfish also known as the Mauve
Stinger, is being seen more and more frequently off Mallorcan beaches. If you are bitten by one,
do not rub the
bite. Wash it with salt water, never fresh water. Ice in a bag applied
affected area helps to relieve the pain. Remove the pieces of the
with tweezers, sticks or wear gloves. If you notice any side effects
respiratory complications, convulsions, cardiac alterations, nausea or
vomiting, seek medical advice in the nearest hospital.
radiatus or Weever fish generally lurks in the sand with only
its eyes and
dorsal fin above the surface. Contact with the fin releases a poison
directly affects the central nervous system. Immediate hospital
needed, as the sting is dangerous and may even be lethal particularly,
always, for the young and the elderly.