Beware of blue jellyfish on Mumbai beaches

Known as Portuguese Man o' War or Blue Bottles.

Washed ashore on Girgaum & Juhu chowpatty.

Their sting is very dangerous - causes itching, burning, swelling, inflammation, rashness.

This leads to swelling in throat, cardiac distress & breathing problems

Has bubble like body & 18-20 cm long tentacles.

Found more in Mumbai & Goa shores during July to August

What to do if stung ?

  • Do not touch or rub the skin

  • Rinse skin with salt water

  • Put hot water in affected area

  • Immediately visit doctor

If spotted, avoid beaches & going into sea.