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Hundreds of box jellyfish invade Waikiki, dozens of stings reported

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WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Be on the lookout for box jellyfish on Oahu's South Shore. Lifeguards on Monday posted jellyfish warning signs at Ala Moana Beach Park, Hanauma Bay, Waikiki and Pokai Bay on the Waianae coast.

Lifeguards say 700 jellyfish washed up in Waikiki, 70 at Ala Moana, 50 at Pokai Bay and 150 to 200 at Hanauma Bay.

Forty-nine stings were reported Monday in Waikiki, including a sting that sent a 12-year-old boy to the hospital in stable condition. Ocean Safety officials say there were four stings at Hanauma Bay, none were reported at Ala Moana and Pokai Bay.

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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