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Mosquitos, Biting Fish but what about Jellyfish?

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MsHollyDay
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Mosquitos, Biting Fish but what about Jellyfish?

The UK Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for Greece, warning that jellyfish blooms have been reported and for people to heed local advice.

Has anyone seen any evidence of a problem in the Parga area?

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1. Re: Mosquitos, Biting Fish but what about Jellyfish?

Hi there - we were in Kefalonia a few weeks ago, so not a million miles away from Parga. The latter part of the week, there was a sudden influx of Jelly Fish. Luckily the sea was so crystal clear you could see the little blighters. They were about the size of a small cereal bowl and were pink to red in colour. & apparently, according to one or two unlucky locals they did sting. It did mean that we had to swim with caution, but I guess they are not looking to sting us on purpose, but of course if the water gets a little choppy it is hard to see them and easy to brush against them. I went and bought some sea shoes to eliminate stepping on one inadvertently! It was a bit sad actually as some people were scooping them out and throwing them on the beach to die, which I found a tad cruel. Not really a very clever idea as they are quite transparent and when mixed with sand and shingle it makes them more difficult to see and easier to step on!

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2. Re: Mosquitos, Biting Fish but what about Jellyfish?

Hopefully they wont make the Parga coastline. Less than 2 weeks now and we all love the beach so hope there is not a bloom of them in the area.

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