View single post by RichD
 Posted: Sun Apr 16th, 2006 12:50 am
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Sorry to nit-pic but.......

The stinging jellies here are Pacific Man-of-War.  See this link.

Portuguese are much more dangerous and much larger.

The Pacific is easier to spot as they float on or very near the surface.

They are about an inch in diameter but tentacles are usually no longer than 6 inches.

I have been stung many times and it is no fun but it is no reason not to go.

A lycra skin is usually enough protection but they are still worth avoiding.

Most of the times you will never encounter them -- don't worry.

By the way, my vote is to come between June 15 and July 15 or wait until mid October if you have trouble dealing with oppressive heat.