DELAND, Fla. - Box jellyfish floating in waters off Florida's Atlantic coast have been stinging people.
By Tuesday dozens of people had been stung in waters off New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet and Daytona Beach.
Officials say the sting feels like being shocked. The species spotted in Volusia County leave a painful burn mark.
Purple warning flags have been posted to alert the public.
Box jellyfish are transparent marine invertebrates that propel themselves along the water using a flap that quickly expels water underneath the box-shaped bell.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Latest News Stories
A newlywed bride accused of deliberately pushing her husband to his death in Montana's Glacier National Park has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder.