Jellyfish are easily identified with their trailing tentacles, soft bodies and an umbrella like bell. Jellies, depending on the species live in either marine of fresh waters. Jellyfish, though not all, are dangerous to human beings. The tentacles, when in contact with human skin, trigger the release of venom from the jelly into your body as it pierces your skin. The aftermath can be detrimental to an extent of causing death. A slight pierce could leave you uncomfortable and in excruciating pain. Jellies damage fishing nets, feed on fingerlings and fish eggs, poison captured fish and clog cooling equipment interrupting power plants.
Denmark Beaches highly at risk of having jellyfish
These beaches are at high risk of having jellyfish because of previous jellies being spotted on them.
1. Vraget Beach
The water on the surface is pushed by the offshore winds away and the deep waters deposit the jellies on the shores putting human lives on the beach at risk. The summer season with uncontrollable offshore winds aggravate the situation rendering this time unsafe to be at the beach.
2. Sandobberne beach
Offshore winds sweep the upper waters of the ocean unveiling the deep cooler waters that are jellyfish’s habitat. Exposing the jellies, stronger winds push them by the shores and remain there looking lifeless yet waiting for a prey. The jellies frequent the waters during summer season posing a risk to swimmers, divers and fishermen.
3. Argab Beach
Water exchange by strong winds carry along jellyfish and leave them by the beach. This natural occurrence is uncontrollable and happens during the windy season and in cool weather. During this time, tread with caution on this beach.
4. Nymindegab beach
Displacement of waters on the surface of the ocean makes jellies easily visible and carried by winds that further push the deeper waters to the shore depositing many jellies. Summers are dangerous times to go swimming or sunbathing here.
5. Marielyst beach
The dry season comes with very strong dry monsoon winds that displace water leading to exposure of jellyfish by the shores. The environment still conducive for survival, jellies could easily sting you during this dry season.
6. Ebeltoft beach
Take caution when at this beach during summertime. Many jelly fish are left on the shores by the waters pushed by strong offshore winds. This is dangerous if planning to go swimming or diving during the hot season.
How to Prevent Getting Stung by Jellies
1. Stay away from areas with high populations of jellyfish. Consult beach officials, lifeguards and residents if jellyfish species in that area are treacherous.
2. Pay attention to warning signs and purple flags erected by beach officials to prevent being stung.
3. Wearing full body dive skin swimwear to prevent direct contact with jellies if swimming in unsure waters.
4. When walking on the beach, have your shoes on rather than bare feet.
5. Use protective lotions for full body dive skin safety. Purchase a bottle from a pharmacy or stores dealing in swimming and diving gear. The lotion contains a plankton extract that prevents jellies from stinging you.
6. Deter jellies by wearing wet-suits. Their extra thick material covers almost the entire body and prevent jelly tentacles from penetrating.
7. Avoid touching dead jellyfish by the shores. The poisonous cells can be perilous.
8. If swimming in unsure waters, do this near a lifeguard. They are experts in rescuing swimmers in case of emergencies and notify you if they spot a jelly.
9. Leave water areas anytime you see a jelly. Their stings are dangerous.
10. Shuffle your feet or throw sand in the water when you spot jellyfish. They might chicken out and swim away.