Nets have been installed off the coast of Koh Samui, in a bid to protect bathers from the feared Portuguese man o’ war.
The protective devices are 100 metres long and seven metres deep.
The nets will remain in place for four months and will be checked every 15 days.
The stinging creatures are rife in June and have been spotted in the region recently, thus the decision was taken to put the nets in place. Tourist often get stung during the months of June and July.
Many people believe the Man o’ War is a jelly fish but is in fact a siphonophore. It stings, which are often incredibly painful, usually do not require urgent medical attention but in rare cases, the venom can cause death, particularly in young children.
Source : Thenation
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