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Box jellyfish found on Oahu beaches

HONOLULU (KHNL) - More than 100 people were stung Tuesday after hundreds of jellyfish floated to our shores.

More than a thousand jellyfish washed up on Oahu beaches and there could be more coming in.

Posted signs warning of the stinging creatures in Waikiki, were not enough to keep people out of the water.

But the abundance of jellyfish, meant nearly a hundred people reported stings.

Especially in Waikiki, where the bulk of the jellyfish were found.

These cool inviting waters on this very hot day were too enticing to resist but the warning signs had some visitors on the lookout as they got in.

"We have jellyfish in south Texas so we just watched for those long stingers," said Nancy Nelson, a Wisconsin resident.

Waikiki wasn't the only place where jellyfish washed in, Pokai Bay on the Waianae coast also had over 150.

Lifeguards will check for jellyfish Wednesday morning and if there's more, the warning signs will again be posted.

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