Around 1,600 people have already had time to suffer from poison jellyfish infested ten-section of the coast on the coast of Florida (USA).
However, this type of jellyfish is not a common sight for the area. Now installed on beaches, warning flags and signs. Complaints against jellyfish stings started coming to the beach Cocoa Beach from Wednesday of last week and by Tuesday they were about 1600.
Monty Graham, a scientist at the Center for the Study of marine life in Alabama, said that increasing the number of jellyfish cycle coincides with a jump of temperature under the influence of El Niño and that they can greatly multiply, but not every year. Graham said that the last time a similar outbreak in the U.S. was marked ten years ago.
"These jellyfish ordinary inhabitants of the Mediterranean. Fact that they came here it seems to influence the features of the current trends, in particular a passing Florida's Gulf Stream."
These purple jellyfish is much less familiar to the people than the famous Portuguese ship or kornerotaya jellyfish, but they may be much more toxic, and the power of stinging cells do not depend on a large or small jellyfish. After the sting the skin appears severe itching, burning, rash, and sometimes allergic reactions. Some people have trouble breathing.
A mark on the skin of a jellyfish can remain all his life.
Now on the beaches of Florida, few dare to go swimming. The bravest are now reaping the fruits of their courage in hospitals.