Note on a case of death due to jelly fish sting in Gulf of Mannar

Lal Mohan, R S (1971) Note on a case of death due to jelly fish sting in Gulf of Mannar. Current Science, 40 (23). pp. 637-638.


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    Apparently death due to jelly fish sting has not been reported so far from India. On 8-7-1971, one fisherman from Keelakarai (Gulf of Mannar) was faund missing during the operation of a shore seine in Appa thievu, an island seven miles off Keelakarai. When his body was recovered from the sea next day, there were blisters and inflammatory rashes on face, neck, right side of the chest and stomach. Some of the blisters had burst open exposing the wounds. There evidences seem to indicate death due the sting of jelly fishes like Chiropsalms sp., which is known to occur in Gulf of Mannar and is known in Tamil as Naalu moolai chori

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Case of death; jelly fish sting; Gulf of Mannar
    Subjects: Echinoderms
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 09:09
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:36

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