Should I worry about jellyfish?

Jellyfish are common in Florida, but they are not everywhere all of the time. These creatures range in size from tiny to several feet in diameter, with tentacles hanging below. While most jellyfish do not sting, Florida has several species that can sting. 

Contact with tentacles (even those that have broken off) can cause red, raised streaky welts that can last from 1-2 weeks and cause severe pain, tingling, itching, and even nausea and headache. Do not touch jellyfish that have washed up on the beach; even dead jellies can sting! The best advice is to look but don't touch.  

Florida Health Department Brochure about Jellyfish

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1. What do the lifeguard flags mean?
2. Can I have a fire on the beach?
3. Where can I park at the beach?
4. Where can I find out what the quality of the water is for our local beaches and rivers?
5. Am I allowed to bring my dog to the beach?
6. How can I become more involved in keeping Jupiter's beaches beautiful?
7. Can I setup a tent and/or sleep on the beach?
8. How can I reserve a beach pavilion?
9. How can I rent the Jupiter Civic Center (Carlin Park)?
10. Why are some areas of the beach raked and other areas are not?
11. How can I help protect the sea turtles?
12. What are sea lice?
13. Should I worry about jellyfish?
14. What is beach tar?