Thailand Government Educates on Jellyfish
Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has produced some literature designed to educate Thais about the jellyfish that live in their seas.
The intention is to provide solid scientific information in a fun, educational way and bring Thailand's range of dangerous and other jellyfish to the forefront of beach goers.
The Phuket Marine Biological Centre has produced a booklet in the form of a cartoon aimed specifically at children:
The Research Centre in the Lower Gulf very near Koh Samui has produced a more detailed jellyfish identification manual for the public that focuses on box jellyfish:
Go to the 6th option on Page 1 with a thumbnail as follows:
The Thai Government does not spend money in such areas unless they have concerns. These documents are in Thai aimed at safety for locals.
This follows on from the Memorandum of Understanding on Box Jellyfish undertaken by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources and Department of Disease Control in 2011.
The Department of Public Health are also in the process of preparing Jellyfish Treatment Guidelines which will be standard throughout all of Thailand's hospitals and medical centres.