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'Numerous jellyfish' reported at Ala Moana, Waikiki

By Ben Gutierrez - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lifeguards on Oahu reported "numerous" box jellyfish were reported at Ala Moana and Waikiki beaches Sunday, the second day of the monthly influx of the small but painful creatures.

Warning signs were posted, according to the city Ocean Safety Division. People are being advised to stay out of the water, especially if they are allergic to jellyfish stings.

No jellyfish were reported at Hanauma Bay.

Box jellyfish invade some beaches on Oahu, including Ala Moana, Waikiki, Hanauma Bay and some leeward beaches, about ten days after a full moon. Most of the time, the influx lasts about three days. Sunday is the forecast peak day of this month's influx.

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