Koh Phangan Box Jellyfish Alert
Chalok Lam Bay in the north of Koh Phangan, Thailand has had an alarming increase in dangerous box jellyfish sightings over September, 2018. Thailand's Department of Marine & Coastal Resources has as a result issued a warning to avoid swimming anywhere in the bay until further notice.
The Nation reported the alert on September 14 after the Governor of Surat Thani was advised by the department to issue an official warning to all visitors and locals in the area.
The reports state that box jellyfish sightings have increased since September 8 with the latest count of 25 animals spotted in the bay.
Heed the advice, stay out of the water, and stay safe!
INCASE OF AN EMERGENCY CALL 1669# (Jellyfish stings on Koh Phangan and Koh Samui only).