Beach goers in the famous white sand beach of Boracay Island warns vs bottle jelly fish. Local Government warns public to avoid bottle jelly fish.
As per advisory from the MDRMMC-Malay, the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) spotted Blue Bottle Jellyfish washed ashore the Eastern Coast of Boracay Island and along Puka Beach.
Blue Bottle Jellyfish are venomous and can kill fishes, although they rarely kill humans. However, their sting are painful. Although there are no sightings of these species on the front beach area, we still appeal to the public to remain vigilant and never touch these creatures as their stingers are still active even if they are out of the water.
If stung by this creature, kindly approach deployed Life Guards along the beach.
The Department of Tourism Region VI recommends for all accredited tourism establishments, partner stakeholders, and government agencies to ensure that visitors of Boracay Island are properly advised regarding the presence of these species on the shoreline for their knowledge and safety.
Blue bottle, also known as Indo-Pacific Portuguese man o’ war.