Beware of jellyfish on Galveston Island

May 13, 2008 3:50:11 AM PDT
Galveston Island beachgoers, listen up. Jellyfish are also out enjoying the water. Over the weekend, Galveston Island beach patrol treated 100 jellyfish stings. An 11-year-old boy even had to go a hospital.

Beach patrollers say the slimy critters start to come out when the water temperature reaches 70 degrees. Experts say you can stop the stings by dousing jellyfish cells with vinegar. The stings often cause reactions to the pain, which includes cramping, nausea and vomiting.

Most victims don't suffer allergic reactions from jellyfish stings.

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