Warning for beachgoers as jellyfish influx hits the south shores

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A heads up for south shore beachgoers, the monthly box jellyfish influx is back this week.

Dozens of sightings were reported along the south shore Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the city Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division says 59 jellyfish were counted, and 63 stings were reported off Waikiki.

Lifeguards posted warning signs and provided treatment, but no Emergency Medical Services were needed.

The jellyfish influx usually lasts three to four days, and typically starts nine days after the full moon.

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