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Venomous marine organism like jellyfish spotted at Goa beach

As the organism can deliver a powerful sting to sea bathers, the agency has alerted the state Tourism Department and advised people not to venture into the sea.


PTI 03 Aug 2018, 01:24 PM India

Clusters of Portuguese-Man-Of-War', a venomous marine organism which looks like the jellyfish, have been spotted at Baga beach in Goa, a private lifeguard agency today said.

As the organism can deliver a powerful sting to sea bathers, the agency has alerted the state Tourism Department and advised people not to venture into the sea.

"Drishti Marine lifeguards spotted a cluster of Portuguese-Man-Of-War, a jelly-like marine organism commonly known as Bluebottle or Floating Terror washed ashore on Baga beach," said a spokesperson of the agency whose lifeguards are deployed on the beaches in the state.

"While most jellyfish stings are harmless to humans and cause only a mild irritation, species like Bluebottle are venomous and can cause harm on contact," the agency said in a release.

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