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What could be more dangerous than Sharks in the Water off Waikiki?

Waikiki is a place famous for its tourism but recently they have seen a downfall, The state saw only 829,699 visitors in August, the latest monthly statistics available from the state’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism. That’s 10% less compared to what the state saw last year in August.

This place is a dream for travelers and Sun, sand, and surf can go a long way to restoring a sense of well-being in an increasingly stressful world. The pandemic was a disaster for most people and it affected a lot in many ways. The Oceans can also go a long way toward restoring an economy. In particular, tourism is the lifeblood of Hawaii’s economy.

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But now an unwelcome visitor made a comeback, affecting the state economy. This is no one but the state economy. Unpropitious warning signs have been posted on Honolulu’s Waikiki ocean side advising guests against the presence of box jellyfish in the water. Jellyfish is one such sea animal that does not look dangerous but is more dangerous than any other wild sea creature.

The warnings that citizens are receiving these days are necessary because gelatinous creatures can be extremely dangerous to humans. Recently a family lost a 14-year-old kid in Australia earlier this year after becoming ensnared in the tentacles of one of the creatures.

Though there are warning signs everywhere this cannot stop tourists to enter the sea and have some fun. There are Lifeguards to watch for, and on occasion close beaches when the jellyfish appear in sufficiently large numbers.

In any case, beachgoers who are stung are encouraged to utilize white vinegar to treat the sting and forestall further the arrival of the perilous poisons.

Actual security, for example, wet suits can forestall stings too, authorities on the matter agree. A few examinations have found that wearing pantyhose works too on the grounds that the stinging cells are set off by a compound reaction, not the actual contact with the skin.

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