Stinger season official
STINGER season has officially started in Port Douglas with the netting of small box jellyfish in Port Douglas and at Ellis Beach and a major marine sting from an irukandji yesterday north of Cairns.
Lifeguards are on high alert and will conduct drags and risk assessment numerous times throughout the day.
The North Queensland branch urges swimmers to keep between the flags at Four Mile beach between 9am-5pm when there are lifeguards on duty.
“Do not wade or swim in the open water or at closed beaches,” a spokesperson said.
“Marine stingers and other creatures are a natural part of the marine environment.
“The lifesaving patrols and stinger resistant enclosures are there for the safety of swimmers, so the public are reminded to swim only in patrolled location.”