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New Jellyfish Warning Flag Launched

The first Jellyfish warning flag, which signals the presence of jellyfish in the sea was presented to the Lido Bathing Complex, by the Regional Secretary for the Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Susana Prada this afternoon. After presenting the flag, Susana Prada candidly stated that the flag for was warning purposes only, and that it was up to the individual to make the decision whether to bathe or not. 

Of the 57 regional bathing areas, only the 26 lifeguard supported beaches will have access to the new flag. 

Finally, the Regional Secretary reminded everyone that jellyfish cause severe skin burns, and that the idea for the flag arose from the need to have a simple warning system for bathers.  

Samantha Gannon

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