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Ocean Care Solutions new Lionfish Sting 1st Aid Kit expands company family of marine sting first aid products

Ocean Care Solutions is devoted to providing safe and effective marine sting first aid products for the consumer.  Our products have been tested true as each individual kit follows the medically accepted first aid protocol supported by life saving agencies, physicians and medical facility research groups worldwide.  Each kit has all the components necessary, with easy to follow instructions, to provide immediate 1st aid medical attention on a variety of marine stingers.  No matter what you pleasure at the ocean; sport fishing, surfing, scuba, distance swimming, snorkeling or just hangin’ out in the surf, always be prepared with Ocean Care Solutions first aid products….Available on line or select retailers…Ask for it by name..You’ll be glad your did !!

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Field use report from Galveston Island Beach Patrol/Park Board Police Dept

Over this past summer season, Ocean Care Solutions, Inc. provided Chief Peter Davis and supervising staff from the Galveston Island Beach Patrol/Park Board Police Dept. (www.galvestonbeachpatrol.com) with our Stingray and Man o War Sting First Aid Kits.

Here is the e mail OCS received from Chief Davis…

We did get to use the product quite a bit, although we used saline to wash the area as opposed to vinegar, thus following the recommendations of the USLA and medical protocols set by our medical director. People really seemed to respond well to it. They liked the packaging and the way it is a self contained treatment that they could potentially carry with them “just in case”.

Hope things are good with you. We had a fairly easy season as far as stings go, but enough for all of our supervisors to be able to use the product.

Take care,
Peter

Chief Peter Davis
Galveston Island Beach Patrol/Park Board Police Dept

Atlantic sea nettle or East Coast sea nettle…

Chrysaora quinquecirrha known as the Atlantic sea nettle or East Coast sea nettle is a species of jellyfish that inhabits Atlantic estuaries, such as the Chesapeake Bay. It is smaller than the Pacific sea nettle, and has more variable coloration, but is typically pale, pinkish or yellowish, often with radiating more deeply-colored stripes on the exumbrella, especially near the margin.  Click on the link for video:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chrysaora_quinquecirrha-Sea_nettle_(jellyfish).ogg

The nettle’s sting is rated from “moderate” to “severe” and can be pernicious to smaller prey; it is not, however, potent enough to cause human death, except by allergic reaction. While the sting is not particularly harmful, it can cause moderate discomfort to any individual stung. The sting can be effectively neutralized by misting vinegar over the affected area. This keeps unfired nematocysts from firing and adding to the discomfort.

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The Sea Whip coral has 8 tentacles…

The Sea Whip, or soft corals, are colonial cnidarians so named because they lack the permanent, rigid skeleton of hard corals. As octocorallians, they possess 8 tentacles and 8 complete mesentaries. Leptogorgia virgulata colonies are moderately branching into whip-like stalks with 8 tentacles that can cause discomfort. Polyps occur in multiple rows along 2 sides of each branch and the branch color is variable ranging from shades of purple, red, orange or yellow. Polyps are white.  Theses corals are found from New York and the Chesapeake Bay to Florida and Brazil.

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Interesting information about jellyfish..

Jellyfish first appeared about 650 million years ago and found in every sea. Some also found a lot in freshwater. Medusa (Plural Medusae) is another term for jellyfish.


Medusa is another term jellyfish that lives in Greece, Finland, Portuguese, Romanian, Hebrew, Serbian, Croatian, Spanish, French, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Slovakia, Russia and Bulgaria.

Because the jellyfish is not a spesien of fish, sometimes there are many false assumptions about the jellyfish, the American Public Aquariums therefore has popularized the use of the term jelly sea (sea jellies) instead.

The jellyfish have the deadliest poison and has caused thousands of deaths deaths since 1954. Each tentacle has about 500,000 sindasites harpoon shaped needles that inject venom into the victim.

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Jellyfish sting nearly 2,000 people over weekend

Daytona News-Journal

DAYTONA Beach — About 1,300 people got stung by jellyfish today in the surf off Volusia County, a Beach Patrol captain said.

The jellyfish are expected in the water again Monday, said Beach Patrol Capt. Tammy Marris, because no major wind shifts are expected.

The calls for jellyfish stings started about 9 a.m. today and came all day long from New Smyrna Beach north to Ormond Beach.

Nearly 700 swimmers were stung Saturday, Marris said Sunday.

Beach officials have identified two species in the water — moon and cannonball jellyfish — but it is more likely that the moon jellyfish are the ones stinging, Marris said.

“The cannonball jellyfish is not really a stinging jellyfish,” Marris said.

Jellyfish can appear anytime off the beaches, Marris said.

“It’s really not a seasonal thing,” Marris said. “They are at the mercy of the wind and current, so they can show up any time of the year.”

 

Man of War closer to British waters as global warming causes biggest shift of marine life in two million years

Moving closer: The highly venomous Portuguese Man o' War jellyfish is increasingly being found in UK waters

The global warming of sea waters is causing the biggest movement of marine species in two million years, according to a huge new international study by 17 different science institutes

Among the changes recorded by scientists contributing to Project Clamer is the fact that huge blooms of a venomous warm-water species of jellyfish are massing in the North Atlantic.

The Pelagia noctiluca ‘dominates in many areas and outbreaks have become an annual event, forcing the closing of beaches,’ says the report.

‘This form of jellyfish is a gluttonous predator of juvenile fish, so researchers consider its spread a harmful trend.’

However, there was further bad news as the report also warned that the highly-venomous Portuguese Man O’War is also moving closer.

Physalia physalis, a jellyfish-like creature usually found in subtropical waters, is more regularly being discovered in northern Atlantic waters.

The research is to be published this year by Project Clamer, a major collaboration between 17 institutes on climate change and the oceans.

Among the other discoveries in worldwide waters, it was noted that aa 43-foot gray whale was spotted off the Israeli town of Herzliya last year.

Scientists came to a startling conclusion that it must have wandered across the normally icebound route above Canada, where warm weather had briefly opened a clear channel three years earlier.

On a microscopic level, scientists also have found plankton in the North Atlantic where it had not existed for at least 800,000 years.

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Aquarium opens new invasive jellyfish exhibit

KURE BEACH | The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher has opened a new exhibit in the Exotic Aquatics Gallery. Staffers have added white-spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata) to the collection. Guests can learn more about the life cycle of a jellyfish while viewing these beautiful animals.

White-spotted jellyfish appear blue-gray with white spots atop their prominent bell. Although native to Australia, this particular species has become invasive in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Atlantic Ocean near the Cape Fear coast.

They usually grow to between 17 and 19 inches in diameter, although the largest white-spotted jellyfish on record, found on Sunset Beach in 2007, measured 28 inches.

The Exotic Aquatics Gallery features nonnative marine species.

This exhibit emphasizes the importance of well-balanced ecosystems. Invasive species can easily disrupt that balance by cutting off resources to other species, changing the chemical makeup of the water, and ultimately causing a shift in the entire food web. This affects every aspect of the way humans enjoy the ocean, from seafood cultivation to a simple day at the beach.

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is on U.S. 421 just south of Kure Beach. It’s open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is $8 adults; $7 seniors 62 and up; $6 for ages 3-12 and free for kids under 2; registered groups of N.C. schoolchildren, and NC Aquarium Society members.

For more information, see www.ncaquariums.com.

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Blue Jellyfish..Western Pacific in Japan

The Blue Jellyfish is also known as Bluefire Jellyfish, scientific name Cyanea lamarckii. It is a jellyfish species of the Cyneidae family and is likely to be known as Cyanea capillata nozakii or Cyanea nozakii among populations in Western Pacific of Japan. Blue Jellyfish also sting and have their own unique effects. It’s important to realize that almost all jellyfish sting but the degree of the sting is contingent on the species in question and how your body reacts to a sting. As such, the typical effects and symptoms of a jellyfish sting can range from a simple rash to an angry blister that requires urgent medical attention.
Blue Jellyfish sting effects include intense hurtful pain, wheals, and rash while its progressive effects include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, fever, sweating, chills, swelling of the lymph nodes, back and abdominal pain, among others. In case you are the type of person who reacts severely on stings, the blue jellyfish sting effects might make it difficult for you to breath. It can also lead into a coma and to some very extreme cases death if the venom spreads widely into your blood.

In case a blue jelly fish stings you, you don’t have to wait for the effects to show before treating it. First off, you should rinse the affected areas using sea water. You should by all means avoid fresh water as it will only exacerbate the pain. Don’t rub the affected area, neither should you apply ice on it, instead, let it to cool off on its own. Blue jellyfish sting effects might also leave you with tentacles on, which should be removed sparingly using tweezers. Never rub them off using your bare hands. Your aim should be to put out of action the extremity since any slight movement can make the poison spread.

Severe blue jellyfish sting effects would require you to seek further medical attention.

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Mushroom cap jelly found in Chesapeake Bay..

 

In the autumn months, the Mushroom Cap jellyfish, Rhopilema verrilli, may enter the Chesapeake Bay. It has a deep swimming bell without tentacles and is creamy white with darker markings on the sturdy central tentacle structures.  Mild to no sting..

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