Sea Lice

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  1. JOL

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    I have been reading about sea lice. Can I assume that these jellyfish eggs are subject to the same whim of the tide that the jellyfish are? Meaning, like jellyfish, are they as likely to not be there two days from the day when they are present
    as they are to be there again?

    'Sea lice' stinging swimmers off Florida's Santa Rosa Beach | Fox News
     
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    They aren't eggs. They are tiny juvenile jellies. Despite their size they come with the same sting.
     
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    Annoying, but not jellies or man of wars. A pain in the ass, or side, or....this too passes with the proper amount of pain killer. Not dangerous though.
     
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    They may be talking about it on the news, but I haven't heard anybody talking about it here lately.
     
  6. Conn006

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    I wonder if this is what my daughter kept getting bit by 2 weeks ago.

    On a funnier note, maybe the gulfront owners won't be so quick to put signs out about trespassing since the beach and ocean are now determined to be filled with lice! Any for sale signs going up?
     
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    Why do they call it sea lice if it is jellyfish?

    SWFD has been issuing warnings about it for weeks, not sure why the media is just picking it up now.
     
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    Good question. Put it in the same category as "why do they call it ringworm when it's actually a fungal infection".
     
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    I've never heard of sea lice until recently. What the heck.
     
  10. BeachRob

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    Purple flags indicate marine pests. Can mean anything from juvenile jellies to sharks. They were flying the other day. Don't know why this is national news.
     
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    They are probably the ones pushing it TO the media to keep tourists from coming here since that just furthers the customary use by the guests of the State of Florida.
     
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    It was on the news in my hometown in Georgia. In 13 years, I have never heard of sea lice. why? Maybe Georgia beaches are desperate for our tourists?? lol!
     
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    I grew up on the FL east coast and sea lice were always a problem. No idea how scientific it is, but we were told to shower immediately after getting out of the water, and if you got sea lice (always), spray starch on or put clear fingernail polish over the bites. Calamine lotion and benadryl helped as well. Not sure if this is the same thing or if the 80s/90s home remedies have any basis in fact.
     
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    Purple Flag is a warning for "Dangerouse Marine Life". But I've been told SWFD doesn't use it for sharks because they just come and go. Maybe if we had swarms of sharks as the Apocalypse approaches.
     
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    The purple flag isn't specific, but the SWFD is in their daily posts. They list the flags and give the reasons for them.
     
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    Follow SWFD on Facebook for daily surf and beach conditions, safety tips, and excellent information posted daily.

    TODAY Jun10
    Yellow/purple flags today.

    Moderate surf with potential rip currents remaining from Tropical Storm Colin.

    Be careful out there.

    We did not receive any reports of jellyfish stings yesterday, so we will reevaluate the Purple flags at the end of today.

    If you are stung, please use warm water, NOT ICE for immediate pain relief.

    ‪#‎swimsafely‬

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  18. BeachRob

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    Can we please send them just a few?
     

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