Man O' War Jellyfish

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any more bizarre, the National Weather Service issues a warning to beachgoers to be on the lookout for an influx of man o’ war jellyfish on the coasts of North & South Carolina—with SIXTEEN FEET LONG TENTACLES!

Apparently, there are different species of jellyfish (who knew?), and different species’ stings affect you differently. Symptoms of a man o’ war sting include severe shooting pain similar to an electric shock, severe muscle & joint pain, headaches, shock, chills, fever, nausea and vomiting.

Many beaches, including Myrtle Beach, are placing purple flags along the coastlines to warn beachgoers that the dangerous aquatic creatures have been spotted in the area.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has detailed information on different jellyfish and what to do in case of a sting here.

 

 

Jenny Bender is one third of the Kicks Wake Up Krew on Kicks 99 in Augusta, Georgia, along with Cash & Dub. She's married to Chris Bender and is doting dog mom to their two rescue fur babies, Mary Poppins Bender & Truly Scrumptious Bender. Jenny is a karaoke queen who loves Jesus, country music, cheese, and the color pink.