Box Jellyfish Myrtle Beach

Submitted by Gogreenman on Fri, 08/05/2016 - 03:25
Description and Comments

Got reports of several bad stings at Myrtle beach. We quickly packed up and headed there. Seemed to be a lot of concerned beach goers. We found tons of Atlantic Nettles (Chrysaora quinquecirrha) and four Chiropsalmus Box Jellyfish. Two of these specimens were in very good health, which is odd. Additionally, I was stung by one. It produced a very painful sting on my hand, but didn't seem to create life threatening symptoms. Possible chest tightening.

Type of organism
Box Jelly
Other
Chiropsalmus
Quantity
2
Latitude
33.66
Longitude
-78.92
Location