Advice to put signs warning of jelly fish

– The authorities have been advised to put up signs along stretches of the Marang beach to warn beach-goers of venomous jelly fish.

Dr Mohd Fazrul Hisam Abd Aziz, a senior lecturer in Fisheries Gear Technology and Fisheries Ecology at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), suggested that red flags be put up along with the signs.

The jelly fish are beautiful and attract attention but they are venomous and their sting painful. Not many people who frequent the beaches know of this danger, he told Bernama.

He was asked to comment on media reports of the venomous jelly fish found on the Pulau Kekabu Beach in Marang by personnel from the Marang Civil Defence Force during a rescue exercise there recently.

Replying to a question, Mohd Fazrul Hisam said anyone stung by a jelly fish must seek medical treatment at once.

The victim can also apply vinegar on the sting to ease the pain, but it is only an immediate treatment pending medical attention, he said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)