Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thousands of Jellies Wash Ashore in Hawaii

The invasion has arrived.

About 2,000 jellyfish washed up onto Oahu South Shore beaches on Tuesday morning, a city Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division spokesman said.

The box jellyfish washed up on shores from Waikiki Beach to Ala Moana Beach Park, the city said.

Lifeguards posted warning signs at Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park.

Lifeguards treated 174 people with stings, mostly in the Waikiki area. Only one man who was taken to the hospital after he was stung because he had trouble breathing, officials said. He was in stable condition.

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