My god they really know how to lay the hyperbole on at Taiwan News.
“The toxicity is deadly dangerous do not touch them”!
“Super poisonous jellyfish”!
Let nothing get in the way of a bit of good old fear and panic to sell a story… spare me. If I were Taiwanese, it would not be the jellyfish I would be concerned about coming ashore on East Coast beaches.
These things are unpleasant and feel like an electric shock when you get stung, then it gets itchy for a few days, that’s it.
We would see them while swimming all the time on the west coast of north America. Washed up on beaches as well. We were always told as kids not to touch them, but frankly their sting has only ever been a painful annoyance to us kids for a day or 2 I remember seeing easily 3 plus meter ones, we often raced canoes and would see them up close when we had goggles on. Really beautiful. Never really knew the species difference. We often saw red, purple and yellow ones all of the 2 to 4 meter form. Gorgeous creatures, just don’t get too close.