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Old 08-06-2010, 11:47
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Jellyfish seem to appear at various beaches throughout the summer, depending on tides, weather etc. Thought it would be helpful to have a thread warning where they have been spotted recently.

I will be visiting Formentor with the family next week and would love to swim in the lovely, clear, turquoise sea there (jelly's permitting). Have any been spotted there recently?
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We were there just over 2 weeks ago and there was no sign of them at Formentor Beach
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No sign last week either, Whaley.
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nothing at Port, Es Barcares, or Muro over the last 2 weeks
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Thanks all, this is just what I wanted to hear - Roll on Sunday.
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Nothing sighted at pine walk beach either & i am VERY jelly fish phobic!
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Just returned from a fantastic week and I can report no jellyfish sightings. We swam at Formentor, Muro and PP. However, cannot comment on CSV, where there can be quite a lot,
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You timed it to perfection Whaley-we were there the week after you,loads at Formentor but none at PP thank goodness.

Have been stung only once in all the visits made (by jellyfish) over the years,not a nice experience.

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from the on-line version of the Bulletin (20/07/10):

Less jellyfish expected in the Balearics this year - Majorca Daily Bulletin on-line -
http://www.majorcadailybulletin.es/

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THERE are to be less jellyfish invading Spanish beaches this year, although the population at a global level is growing due to contamination, the Spanish Oceanographic Institute said yesterday.

Ignacio Franco, marine investigator at the Institute’s branch in Murcia said that it was the Mediterranean coast which was most likely to be affected although it remained difficult to predict exactly when and where the jellyfish would emerge because much depended on winds and currents.

He said that the areas where the jellyfish are likely to congregate this summer are in Catalonia and in the Balearics but numbers will be significantly less than last year. Franco added that coastal waters off Alicante and Murcia will also get their share but the jellyfish are not expected to reach the shores there until September. Franco said that the Atlantic coast will not be immune to jellyfish shoals and pointed to periods in 2005 and 2006 when there were sightings of the Portuguese Man of War, a jellyfish with a particularly nasty, and potentially deadly, sting.

However, predictions of jellyfish movement in the Atlantic, said Franco is considerably more difficult because of the ocean’s vastness and range of currents. He said that to really understand the movement of the shoals, it is necessary to have tracked the jellyfish over a much longer period of time than the Spanish Oceanographic Institute has hitherto endeavoured.

Franco claimed that the Institute only has only had official ongoing records since 2007 whilst other regions of the Mediterranean, such as the Adriatic, have been tracking jellyfish for 30 or 40 years. Observers there have said there are cycles of ten years when there are plenty of jellyfish followed by ones of 4 or 5 years when there are few.
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It would seem that you can never work out where they are going to end up and when they do arrive, how long they are there for.

We love CSV for swimming but unfortunately, the last couple of years have been really bad (not to be outdone we took a pedalo and had great fun). Not sure though whether all the beaches are affected, we mostly use the beaches near Don Pedro, I think Cala Clara and Cala Barques, when there are jellyfish there are they also at Cala Mollins? The bonus is the water is so clear you can see them.

It's such a shame for CSV, such a beautiful place but due to a number of factors, including the jellyfish, tourists seem to be staying away.
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I'm getting worried now, I had forgotten about the jellyfish, last year it was ok in CSV because we did not go till October,but the two previous years we could hardly get near the water there were masses of them. Has anyone got any news on this we are arriving in the next couple of weeks. Also I believe there is no longer a doctor in CSV what are the best remedies for stings? and where is the nearest clinic etc. Thanks
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I did not see any at Cala Molins when there a few weeks ago. If you get stung on the beach,go to the Red Cross guys.
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Francesca - the lifeguards always carry anithistermine? sprays so in the event of a jellyfish sting, head for them first.
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Head for them first anyway - just to check!
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Hi, we are coming to Puerto Pollensa for the first time next month. We have booked an apartment without a pool as we prefer the beach. We are so worried now as have just read reports in Daily Mail that the Jelly fish have reached Alicante, Denia. Have there been any spottings on Puerto Pollensa beach yet, and do they usual appear there. Thanks for any feedback
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