Fragata Portuguesa reappeared and the bathroom was banned from beaches ariqueñas
The arrival of these invertebrate species led to the health authority to declare as affected area beaches in the region, ordering its closure until further evaluation.
The Port of Arica, this afternoon confirmed the presence of the hydrozoan Physalia also called GENDER (Fragata Portuguesa) in coastal Chinchorro beach, Arica. This species of jellyfish is dangerous and contains a toxin that can cause damage to health or even death from cardiac arrest.
The arrival of these invertebrate species led to the health authority to declare as affected area beaches in the region, ordering its closure until further evaluation of the Health Authority, for swimmers and those who participate in sport and recreational water activities. For now the Maritime Authority is conducting constant monitoring on the waterfront in conjunction with the Health Authority.
The Maritime Authority called to take the following precautions to avoid contact with object hidrozoo this: no bathing or perform recreational games in the affected beaches Medusa, do not touch these invertebrates beings and walking areas are using shoes and clothing prevent accidental contact with whole bodies or parts of the Portuguese frigate which are dead. In case of contact Maritime Authority makes the following recommendations:
- Those with inadvertent contact with the jellyfish, must go to the nearest health center, taken as a first step to wash the area with saline or diluted in water bicarbonate.
The Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis), also known as the Portuguese man-of-war, man-of-war, or bluebottle is a marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae. Its venomous tentacles can deliver a painful sting.
originally posted by: Tardacus
originally posted by: rickymouse
a reply to: Plugin
Now we have to be afraid that the jellyfish are going to take out a nuclear power plant and causing a major event.
Al Qadea jellyfish?!?! Quick someone call DHS!!
I`m really surprised that someone hasn`t found a commercial use for jellyfish yet, maybe in the medical industry?
originally posted by: nOraKat
a reply to: Plugin
This is very serious actually..
The article you linked (link) mentions how the increase in Jellyfish populations are due (in part) to the acidification of the ocean due to excess CO2 in our atmosphere.
"Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. An estimated 30–40% of the carbon dioxide released by humans into the atmosphere dissolves into oceans, rivers and lakes. To achieve chemical equilibrium, some of it reacts with the water to form carbonic acid. Some of these extra carbonic acid molecules react with a water molecule to give a bicarbonate ion and a hydronium ion, thus increasing ocean "acidity" (H+ ion concentration). Between 1751 and 1994 surface ocean pH is estimated to have decreased from approximately 8.25 to 8.14, representing an increase of almost 30% in H+ ion concentration in the world's oceans. Earth System Models project that within the last decade ocean acidity exceeded historical analogs and in combination with other ocean biogeochemical changes could undermine the functioning of marine ecosystems and many ocean goods and services." - en.wikipedia.org...
The article mentions how the Black Sea's biomass is now 95% jellyfish.
"When they are in control, they can throw off the food chain."
originally posted by: Thurisaz
This should be flagged to the hilt and on the front page... TPTB are distracting us from the truth of a major environmental catastrophe.
BILLIONS of them ??? wow.
that is a huge chunk out of the great chain of life... something is definitely going on ... and it aint good.
We should perhaps make jellyfish a consumer/food product, or for other usages.