Sunday, April 22, 2012

Irukandji jellyfish close Broome beach

FLIP PRIOR, The West Australian
April 23, 2012, 10:25 am

Cable Beach has been closed to swimmers after an irukandji jellyfish was discovered during a routine stinger drag.
A spokesman for the Broome Shire said the deadly jellyfish was found just before 10am today.
Cable Beach will now remain closed until tomorrow morning when another net drag will be conducted.
A decision will then be made on whether it is safe to re-open the beach.
Lifeguards and the Shire of Broome beach inspector conduct routine stinger drags twice a day.
Anyone swimming, fishing or launching boats has been advised to remain vigilant and take precautions including wearing a stinger suit and carrying vinegar.

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