We had a bad encounter with jellyfishes during our Pagbilao trip last sunday. Two of my thesis-mates were stung by jellyfish. I was busy taking pictures of the floating jellyfishes on the other side of the beach when they shouted in pain.
|the swimming jellyfishes|
she answered me, "pumulupot yung mga jellyfish sa braso ko, hindi lang isang jellyfish (more than one jellyfish coiled in my arms)."
"how is it," I asked again.
"Sobrang sakit, sagad hangang buto (extremely painful, extended to the bones)."
"Oh my," by then, I realized that these jellyfishes can paralyze small fishes and can sometimes kill with their venomous stinging cells.
|reddened by jellyfish stings|
Time passed by and the effect of the urine diminished yet the pain of the jellyfish stings were becoming more intense. Until the sting marks swelled.
|and it swelled after some time|
a box jellyfish (Class Cubozoa)Jellyfishes are from Phylum Cnidaria, a phylum in the Kingdom Animalia that possesses cnidocytes or nematocytes or in layman's term, stinging cells. They use these stinging cells to catch prey or defend themselves.________________________________________________________________
They can't do anything about it anymore so they just ignored the un-ignorable pain.
After some hours, Kuya Benj, our boatman, caught one jellyfish. Gripping tightly on its slimy umbrella, he showed it to us the culprit. Yayks, it's still moving, still curling its tentacles.
|Batang Lakwatsero and the Jellyfish|
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