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.

Further Reading:

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).

Pha-ngan issues jellyfish alert

Breaking News September 14, 2018 17:40
By The Nation 
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Tourists were warned on Friday against swimming in a bay off Koh Pha-ngan after many dangerous box jellyfishes have been sighted. 

Sophon Thongdee, deputy director general of the Marine and Coastal Resources Department, said a letter had been sent to the Surat Thani governor to put warning signs at the Chalok Lar Bay (sic).
The governor was also asked to have officials inform tourists of the danger of jellyfish at the spot.
Jatuporn Burutphat, director general of the department, said the jellyfish have been sighted since September 8 and their numbers appeared to have increased with 25 members of the Chironex indrasaksajiae species seen in the shallow bay.

Tourists were advised against swimming until further notice.


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