Bluebottles were spotted lining a Sunshine Coast beach this morning.
Bluebottles were spotted lining a Sunshine Coast beach this morning. Kellie Beer

Stingers line Sunshine Coast beach

JELLYFISH are awash on a Sunshine Coast beach, according to reports made early this morning.  

"Sunshine Beach in the pocket but be warned the sand is already lined with bluebottles and jellyfish blown in by these easterly winds," David S told the ABC.

Surf Lifesaving Queensland Sunshine Coast regional manager Aaron Purchase checked with the lifeguards at Sunshine Beach to determine the severity on the shoreline.

"There are some bluebottles that have washed ashore," he said.   

"Generally we see them with northerly winds but we've had easterly winds; they aren't the best conditions for blue bottles... which is why the numbers aren't close to what we saw closer to Christmas time."  

Mr Purchase said "a handful" of swimmers were stung on Tuesday at Sunshine Beach.  

"There's always a chance of bluebottles or sea lice giving you a sting but that's certainly no reason for people not to go down go to the beach and have a swim," he said.  

"Have a chat to lifeguards on duty and they can have a chat to you about conditions at that particular beach."  

The news comes after irukandji washed ashore at Warana last week.  


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