Jellyfish can be seen in the waters off Bald Head Island and wash up on the beaches, especially in the spring.
- Jellyfish can sting even when they are dead so don’t touch a dead jellyfish.
- Keeping a small flask of white vinegar in your beach bag is the best response to a jellyfish sting. If somebody is stung apply liberally to the affected skin.
- Take a credit card and scrape off any remaining tentacles
- Do not rinse off in freshwater until you’re sure you’ve removed all signs of the jellyfish. Freshwater will cause stingers to fire.
Source: BHI Conservancy