NWS warns of Portuguese man-o-war

Posted on Mar 04 2019


The dangerous jellyfish Portuguese man-o-war were recently reported in Guam beaches. It is recommended that beachgoers exercise caution until they have not been reported for a few days.

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, the beach hazards statement is in effect on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota through Monday afternoon.

Beaches along Guam’s eastern shores, including Pagat Point, Ypan Beach, and Inarajan Bay, should be on the lookout.

Contact with Portuguese man-o-war—whether alive or dead—can cause extreme pain and can be fatal in some cases.

Stay out of the water along eastern shores and avoid making contact with any Portuguese- man-o-war washed up on the beaches.

If contacted or stung, wash the area thoroughly with sea water (not fresh) and try to remove any spines still lodged in the skin.

The public is being advised to remain watchful for Portuguese man-o-war and avoid touching them. (EOC)

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