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Bluebottle’s overtake Queensland Beaches

Australian lifesavers had their work cut out for them over the last five weeks, helping with the more than 22,000 people that reported bluebottle jellyfish stings in the south-east regions of Queensland, with the last weekend alone reporting more than 5,000 incidents.

Weather conditions have been named the cause of the creatures recent influx on Queensland beaches, with an ‘unusually strong north-easterly swell’ of late. The advice for those who suffer a sting is to a have a hot shower after removing the stinger, followed by ice packs. Read more

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