Box jellyfish advisory issued for Guam

Box jellyfish (file photo)

The Department of Agriculture’s Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) Fisheries is reminding people to be on the lookout for box jellyfish (Physalia physalis).

Box jellyfish can be found on the beach or in the water, especially on reef flats. They are anticipated from September 10-12, 2020. Both the box jellyfish and Indo-Pacific man-o-wars can sting even if washed on the beach and dead.

If box jellyfish or Indo-Pacific man-o-wars are seen, please notify DAWR Fisheries at ​(671) 735-0289/82/91/94 or email

(News Release from Guam Department of Agriculture)