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Influx of jellyfish prompt warnings for Honolulu beachgoers

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HONOLULU (AP) - At least two dozen beachgoers have been treated for stings after an influx of box jellyfish in the waters off Honolulu.

Shayne Enright, a spokeswoman of the Emergency Medical Services Department, says lifeguards counted an estimated 920 jellyfish from Ala Moana Beach to Waikiki Beach as of 10:45 a.m. Monday and that 13 beachgoers were treated from stings.

23 people were stung in those areas, with an additional 25 stung at Hanauma Bay.

Warning signs went up at affected beaches.

The newspaper says box jellyfish usually arrive near shore eight to 10 days after a full moon. The last full moon was Feb. 10.

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