Tourists warned about Portuguese man-o-war in Koh Lanta

Portuguese Man O' War or Bluebottle jellyfish

Portuguese Man O' War jellyfish also called Bluebottle. Photo: Sonnymt.

Tourists are being warned to avoid swimming in the sea off Koh Lanta island in Krabi province following reported sightings of the deadly siphonophore, Portuguese man o’ war.

Lifeguards warn of Portuguese man-o-war at Phuket beaches

On Aug 1, a Thai tourist posted on her Facebook that she had been stung by a sea animal resembling a jellyfish while she was walking along a Koh Lanta beach.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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