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Hanauma Bay closed after jellyfish influx

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 12:23 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2014


An influx of box jellyfish prompted the City to close Hanauma Bay Saturday.

According to Ocean Safety spokeswoman Shayne Enright, lifeguards counted over 50 box jellyfish onshore and more than 30 people were stung.

Ocean Safety officials will re-evaluate the beach Sunday to determine if it should be closed another day.

Beachgoers going to other south shore beaches on Oahu should also exercise caution.







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Surfer_Dude wrote:
That time of the month.
on January 25,2014 | 10:16AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
It is completely inappropriate for the government to close a public park simply because a form of animal has invaded the waters. Post a sign at the entrance warning of the dangers but please do not block off public aina because you think some visitors do not understand personal responsibility and accountability...
on January 25,2014 | 11:56AM
SueH wrote:
You can please some of the people, some of the time....
on January 25,2014 | 12:24PM
syhud wrote:
Just wondering if there are any updates of closing of the bay in hotel lobbies to inform tourist before they set their plans for the day.
on January 25,2014 | 06:55PM
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