The Department of Agriculture’s Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) Fisheries reminds the community that Indo-Pacific man-o-wars are most commonly seen on Guam during the months of November through February.
They are usually around 1-2 inches long, clear blue in color, and may have tentacles reaching 6 feet or more in length.
If you are stung, remove any clinging tentacles with a stick or other hard object then flush the area with large amounts of saltwater. If a person has a severe reaction, immediate medical care should be sought.
Upcoming predictions of gusty winds and high surf mean Indo-Pacific man-o-wars will be around in the near future.
If Indo-Pacific man-o-wars are seen, please notify the Department of Agriculture.
Call 735-0289/81/94, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate if it is jellyfish, or man-o-wars (the blue bubble).