Categories: Jelly Fish
Mauve Jelly Fish In Cocoa Beach, Florida
Just as the love bug invasion had subsided in Brevard County over the last two weeks, a new natural nuisance slowly grew over the same time period.
Prevailing off-shore winds from the east along with just the right currents has led to a deposit of thousands of jelly fish in Brevard County, with the Cocoa Beach Pier being ground zero.
Tourists up and down the coast are simply taking pictures of the jellies rather than braving a dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
NOAA forecasts that the off-shore easterly winds will continue for the next few days, which could continue to contribute to the jelly fish remaining near shore. The jelly fish are likely to remain on the beaches throughout next weekend at the earliest.
If you suffer from a jelly fish sting, go to the nearest lifeguard stand for treatment. If there is not any lifeguard stations nearby, scrape the affected area with something with a straight edge (like a drivers’ license) to get the stingers out, then rinse with vinegar or saltwater. Do not use fresh water as it will worsen the sting. Then seek medical attention.