More box jellyfish invade Waikiki, warning signs up

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Warning signs were posted again Sunday at Waikiki, Ala Moana and Hanauma Bay for the expected peak of the monthly influx of box jellyfish.

The city's Ocean Safety Division reported that a few hundred box jellyfish were counted in Waikiki Sunday morning, although an exact number was not available. Fewer than ten jellyfish were counted at Ala Moana Beach Park, while only five or six were found at Hanauma Bay.

Similar numbers of jellyfish were reported Saturday.

Sunday is supposed to be the highest influx day, with numbers tapering off Monday. Swimmers should check with lifeguards and avoid going into the water if they are allergic to stings from the jellyfish, which generally show up nine or ten days after a full moon.

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