14 August 2009 | An incursion of jelly-fish has been observed along Greece’s coast lately. The beaches in Kavala are strewn with the sea creatures and special teams from the municipality have to remove them every day, so that tourists can spend time on the coast undisturbed, the Greek radio Alpha reported today.
Jellyfish stings are painful and cause a rash, but are usually not fatal, unless one is allergic, the report explained.
In Greece, there are two types of dangerous jellyfish, which are recognizable by their colour and long tentacles. There are also those that are completely harmless, which are clear in colour and have no tentacles.
As BalkanTravellers.com reported last year, the onrush of jellyfish along Greece’s coasts is a usual occurrence that continues until summer’s end. The increase in their numbers depends on the temperature and quantity of plankton on which they feed, and although they usually stay away from the shores, currents and the wind bring them to bays and beaches.