Apr 6, 2014
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PELAGIA NOCTILUCA

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A very common jellyfish known as the little mauve stinger, which has occurred in severe `swarms’ in the Mediterranean Sea. The sting causes moderate skin pain, but may also cause systemic symptoms such as cough, sneezing, painful breathing and nasal catarrh. It has not caused death, but one severe case of potentially-fatal anaphylaxis occurred in the wife of the then Greek Prime Minister.

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