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A net system to be erected in the sea in Koh Samui against box jelly fish

To safeguard swimmers from getting stung by poisonous box jelly fish which is prevalent in the sea around Koh Samui and Koh Pha-ngan during the months of July until October of the year, the Koh Samui district officials in cooperation with the private sector and officials of the marine resources research and development centre have agreed to install preventive net on the Lamai beach as a pilot project.

The net will stretch about 100 metres into the sea from the Lamai beach, about seven metres deep into the sea and about 100 metres parallel to the beach. Swimmers who swim in the sea within the area fenced off by the net will be safe from the box jelly fish.

On top of that vinegar will be made available on the beach in case a swimmer get stung by box jelly fish so that first aid can be administered on the beach before the victim is taken to the hospital for further treatment.

In the past several years, several tourists were stung by the poisonous box jelly fish and a few of them got killed or injured.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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