July 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM HST - Updated July 2 at 5:45 AM
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - [Update 7/22/14]
Waikiki Beach experienced an influx of box jellyfish on Monday. Ocean Safety officials counted more than 1,600 jellyfish as of 1:30 p.m. Approximately 125 stings were reported, but did not require medical attention. Ocean Safety will reassess on Tuesday morning and expects the numbers to drop significantly.
More than 850 jellyfish have been counted at several Oahu beaches, according to a spokeswoman with the city.
The city said UH researches and Ocean Safety officials counted more than 800 jellyfish in Waikiki as of 10 a.m. Monday. Ten were found at Ala Moana and 40 were counted at Makaha. There were no jellyfish sightings reported at Hanauma Bay.
Warning signs have been posted in these particular areas.