Specialists of the Department of marine ecology, National Institute of Oceanographic and Limnological research in Haifa, reported the actual end of the summer «jellyfish season» this year.
The report notes that «the jellyfish season» lasted about one month, from mid-June to mid-July, like last year. On average, during the observations, the summer season «jellyfish» about the Israeli Mediterranean coast lasts for about six weeks. The highest concentration of jellyfish was observed in the last decade in 2011.
The website meduzot.co.il publishes reports according to which on some beaches you can still meet individual jellyfish.
The most common in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf of Eilat are quite dangerous jellyfish rhopilema and kornerot. Contact with the tentacles of these jellyfish cause a burn, some people lose stinging cells of jellyfish could lead to an allergic reaction.
If stinging cells gets into the eye, a person can lose vision. Therefore, you should observe safety precautions: do not RUB eyes if just touched by the hands of Medusa (in advance to warn the children), it is advisable to dive without a mask or special glasses with open eyes in places where jellyfish.
The most reasonable behaviour, if you have been on the beach during the «invasion of jellyfish» will be watching them from afar. It is not necessary to pursue the jellyfish and catch them out of the water. Well when bathing use a special closed costumes.
When bathing during the «invasion of jellyfish», the skin feels a constant burning from the stinging cells in the water. It is not dangerous, although the body may appear red spots, as from burning nettles. Often in areas of public beaches where people get the jellyfish out of the water, burning more, as jellyfish are particularly active in moments of danger.
If jellyfish have been pulled out on shore, then touch her «hat» is safe, but the tentacles is better not to touch.
In the case of burns it is recommended to use plain vinegar, Apple cider vinegar or natural lemon juice that neutralizes the poison. These funds usually have lifeguards on the beach, but to prepare in advance, try to keep in the first aid kit wet wipes with vinegar, they are sold in pharmacies.
Do not rinse the burn with poison jellyfish fresh water – this leads to the fact that the toxic cells burst, and the poison gets on other parts of the body. You should also sprinkle the damaged skin with sand.
Already home to a clean skin can cause a sedative drug, such as a gel to soothe the skin Life Professional, «Fenistil gel» – an antihistamine to soothe the itching of the burn, the cream Trolamine, etc. the burn needs to dry and be delayed for 2 days. If it became infected and did not help by any means for soothing the skin, consult your doctor.