It has been estimated that there are about two thousand jellyfish
species in the world. Out of this, around one hundred of them are considered
dangerous. Jellyfish feed on zooplankton; they normally do so by using their
toxic tentacles which are about hundred feet long. Jellyfish move in water by
self-propulsion, wind, and tide. When the stinging cells of jellyfish make
contacts with your skin, they throw venom via a tiny harpoon.
A jellyfish sting is usually painful but, they do not require
emergencies. Types of jellyfish such as box jelly are very dangerous and
deadly. However, this type of jellyfish is only found mostly in Australia, the
Indian Ocean, central Pacific, and the Philippines. Jellyfish stung is
accompanied by severe pain, headache, skin swelling, difficulty in breathing
and swallowing, shivering and heart failure.
Jellyfish accumulations have been a hindrance to the tourist
sector for long. This can affect the number of tourists
visiting the site. German Baltic coast has not been an exception to this.
Accumulation of moon jellyfish has been noted in most beaches and also the
lion’s mane jellyfish appear regularly.
When it comes to jellyfish accumulations, its increase is associated
with anthropogenic effects and hydrodynamic processes amongst other factors. In
Germany, the occurrence of jellyfish is correlated to the parallel shore wind
and the offshore wind which often causes upwelling events.
Jellyfish occurrence in German Baltic Coast
- Eckernforde: This place has the highest accumulation
of jellyfish in the German Coast. The
study shows it has about 60% and 49% moon and lion’s mane jellyfish
- Heiligenhafen: The study shows this beach has 53%
moon jellyfish and 11% lion’s mane jellyfish. Occur during the offshore parallel
- Prerow: The study shows this beach has the
highest number of moon jellyfish. It has about 81% of the moon jellyfish and 7%
of the lion’s mane jellyfish.
- Tiimendorfer Strand: The research shows also show the
place has jellyfish. It has about 66% and 33% of the moon and lion’s jellyfish
- Kuhlungsborn: This place has 73% moon jellyfish
occurrence and 20% lion’s mane jellyfish. It mostly occurs during the coast
- Warnemunde: This place has an average number
of moons jellyfish. It has 49% and 19% of the moon and lion’s mane jellyfish.
It occurs abundantly during the offshore wind.
- Graal-Muritz: It has 48% and 5% of the moon and
lion’s mane jellyfish. Occur mostly during the offshore parallel wind.
- Dierhagen: This beach has 46% moon jellyfish
and 19% lion’s mane. Occur frequently during the coastal winds.
- Binz: It has 71% of the moon jellyfish.
According to the study, it has not recorded,d any lion’s mane jellyfish.
- Zempin: The research shows this place has
47% moon jellyfish. It occurs during the offshore parallel winds.
How to avoid jellyfish sting
- Wear protection clothes. When swimming, always wearfull body stinger suitand other swimwear.
- Before swimming pay attention. Usually, jellyfish hunt during the day
and rest on the floor during the night.
- Avoid swimming in high-jelly season. This is when there is off-show wind
and during summer.
- Use protective lotion. These are lotions designed to protect and propel