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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:10 am 
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Just yesterday there was a report on one of the several Aruba Facebook sites of a large influx of jellyfish on Eagle Beach.
Has anyone seen or heard anything that can confirm or deny this fairly scary report?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:18 pm 
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Must be a pretty rare occurrence. Although I am sure it does happen from time-to-time, never heard of this before.

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In 35 trips to Aruba, I have experienced it twice (2006 and 2012) - both times during the month of April. The first time we never actually saw it but they made everyone get out of the water for a couple of hours because they had sighted a few - that was it. The second time I actually did see one - but only one and only once during the trip. I talked to Captain Anthony about it and he said it's very rare but it does happen on occasion depending on weather conditions/tide, etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:23 pm 
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I have walked the beach twice per day for the last few weeks. I haven't seen or heard anything about this.


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We have been here at CLBR since Jan 19th and no sightings or warnings.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:47 pm 
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Thank you, folks.

When I first saw that FB post I did reply in order to allay some of the fears of those with vacation plans. I will now add to that FB thread the recent news I've picked up in here and a couple other places.

TYVM! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:42 am 
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ArubaAmy wrote:
In 35 trips to Aruba, I have experienced it twice (2006 and 2012) - both times during the month of April. The first time we never actually saw it but they made everyone get out of the water for a couple of hours because they had sighted a few - that was it. The second time I actually did see one - but only one and only once during the trip. I talked to Captain Anthony about it and he said it's very rare but it does happen on occasion depending on weather conditions/tide, etc.

Eagle Beach - April 2012
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For the record that is not a picture of me in the water before my tan kicks in...........


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:31 pm 
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Just don't put on any peanut butter before entering the water.

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I am thankful for the lack of jellyfish in the water at Eagle Beach. We were in the Gulf in Orange Beach, AL July 2017 and spotted several jelly fish. I almost walked into one and finally got to the point of not wanting to get in the water at all. Several people were getting stung.

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Never saw a jellyfish but it is a big ocean I am sure they are out there, lol.

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