Jellyfish nets removed
SURF Lifesaving Queensland has removed the stinger nets from Four Mile Beach and northern region, signalling the end of the jellyfish season.
While t he nets were removed to avoid damage in preparation for the strong winds recently, regional manager Colin Sparks said the winds have brought with cooler temperatures.
‘‘What we are looking for is cold nights that drop the sea temperature and box jellies die off when it gets around 26 degrees, so everything is in favour of the season being over,’’ he said.
‘‘We haven’t been catching
it animals and unless the wind drops and we start catching animals then we can throw it back in.
‘‘People should still swim with caution, talk to the surf lifesaver on duty and I recommend wearing a stinger suit for the protection and it also gives sun protection.’’