GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Summer is weeks away but pesky jellyfish
are already making their way to Galveston beaches.
Galveston Island Beach Patrol chief Peter Davis says the warmer
the water, the higher the likelihood that a sting will occur.
Patrol staffers on Sunday treated 100 jellyfish stings.
Officials say an eleven-year-old boy had to be transported to
the University of Texas Medical Branch for treatment of pain.
Davis told the Galveston County Daily News that most reactions
with jellyfish stings -- are to the pain.
The beach patrol has a Web site and flies a blue flag when an
advisory has been posted about jellyfish and other potential
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