A Venomous Jellyfish Species Washed Up On Shore In Terengganu. Here’s What You Should Know
Recently, a new species of jellyfish washed up on the shores of Pantai Pulau Kekabu in Marang, Terengganu
New Straits Times reported that 11 marine hydrozoan species (Physalia physalis), also known as the deadly Portuguese Man O'War jellyfish, were found along the beach in Marang.
According to the Civil Defence Force (APM) officer Captain Mohd Zabri, several Australian tourists who were at the beach spotted the jellyfish.
"Apart from the 11 already dead along the beach, 10 more were found in the water. We have advised the locals including tourists to be careful and stay away from the water," Zabri said.
The species, whose feeding tentacles can go up to 160 feet long, are usually found in the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean
This is not the first time locals have seen these venomous species
Capt Mohd Zabri mentioned that apart from Pantai Pulau Kekabu, the species have also been spotted at Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu.
Meanwhile, METMalaysia has issued a warning about the dangerous conditions affecting the waters in Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang, and east Johor: