Department of Agriculture issues Man-o’-War advisory​

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Man-o'-wars are usually clear blue in color, and may have tentacles reaching 6 feet or more in length.

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 fisheries@doag.guam.gov. Indicate if it is jellyfish, or man-o-wars (the blue bubble).

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