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Galway Bay On Alert After Swimmers Hospitalised By Lion’s Mane Jellyfish Stings

15th June 2018
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A lion’s mane jellyfish in Newfoundland, Canada A lion’s mane jellyfish in Newfoundland, Canada Photo: Derek Keats/Wikimedia

#Jellyfish - Bathers have been put on alert in Galway Bay after a number of swimmers were hospitalised for stings by lion’s mane jellyfish.

According to the Connacht Tribune, one woman was stung in the face on Saturday 9 June, while two men suffered stings last Tuesday 5 June.

One member of the Galway Triathlon Club spotted a swarm of 10 lion’s mane jellyfish during a recent 4km swim in the bay.

It’s believed to be the first sighting in Galway Bay for almost two decades of the dangerous marine animal, whose hundreds of tentacles can cause potentially lethal anaphylactic shock.

The Connacht Tribune has more on the story HERE.

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