Mass envenomation during Ganesh idol immersion at Girgaum-Chowpathy beach, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Purushottama, G B and Deshmukh, V D and Singh, V V and Ramkumar, S and Syamala, Karthireddy (2013) Mass envenomation during Ganesh idol immersion at Girgaum-Chowpathy beach, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical & Extension Series (218). pp. 34-35.

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    Abstract

    At the end of South-West monsoon along Mumbai coast a swarm of the box jelly fish, Chiropsoides buitendijki was observed during Ganesh idol immersion at Girgaum-Chowpathy beach, Mumbai on 10th September, 2013. The occurrence of such large number of jelly fishes coincided with Ganesh idol immersion, perhaps for the first time in Mumbai waters. Several devotees of Ganesh who congregated at Girgaum-Chowpathy beach for immersion ritual of Ganesh idol were stung by the jelly fish. According to the news paper reports, the devotees moved with the idol in ankledeep water for immersion and immediately thin tentacle-like threads pierced legs and ankles causing severe burning sensation.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mass envenomation; Ganesh idol immersion; Girgaum-Chowpathy beach; Mumbai; Maharashtra
    Subjects: Invertebrata
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 08:35
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:58
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9941

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