comscore More than 120 people stung as jellyfish invade Waikiki, Ala Moana | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

More than 120 people stung as jellyfish invade Waikiki, Ala Moana

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / DEC. 17, 2003

    Lifeguard Landy Blai shows a jellyfish collected at Kuhio Beach.

Lifeguards reported a heavy influx of jellyfish in Waikiki and Ala Moana with more than 120 people stung.

A spokeswoman for the Ocean Safety Division said lifeguards counted 1,060 jellyfish in Waikiki today, 241 at Ala Moana Beach Park and 125 at Pokai Bay on the Leeward Coast.

Lifeguards treated about 120 people with vinegar for stings in Waikiki and 3 people were stung at Ala Moana.

Lifeguards verbally warned beachgoers about the jellyfish and put up warning signs.

About 40 people reported stings at Hanauma Bay on Monday and lifeguards closed the beach there. Hanauma Bay is normally closed on Tuesdays. Officials will review the jellyfish situation Wednesday before deciding whether to open the popular snorkeling beach.

Comments (2)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up