Residents alerted to possible jellyfish presence in Guam waters

CAUTION: A box jellyfish is shown in the waters of Guam. Box jellyfish can sting even if they wash up on the beach. Photo courtesy of the Guam Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture’s Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources Fisheries reminds residents to be on the lookout for box jellyfish.

Box jellyfish can be found on the beach or in the water, especially on reef flats. Box jellyfish are anticipated from Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Box jellyfish can sting even if washed on the beach and dead.

Residents who see box jellyfish are asked to notify DAWR Fisheries at (671) 735-0289/91/94 or email fisheries@doag.guam.gov.

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