Cyprus. Danger at sea: Moray eels, jellyfish and sharks
Quite different is the case on wild beaches. Here, you should be more careful and to wear special rubber Slippers, which will save you the trouble of stepping on a sharp stone, shell puncture, broken glass or sea urchin, which often can be found on the beaches of the island. After all, the warm and salty water is a Paradise for sea urchins. Thank God in Cyprus they are not poisonous, but nevertheless, contact with this sea dweller can spoil the whole impression from the release. If you stepped on a sea urchin you should immediately turn to the lifeguards who were on duty at the beach or to the doctor in any government hospital (good first aid free in Cyprus). If you do not have this capability, you should maintain the leg in hot water and carefully, not breaking off(!) get leather needles, and then RUB antiseptic and closely monitored, so the wound was not festering.
Morays are dangerous marine creatures that live in Cyprus.
It’s a long, serpentine creatures, close relatives of eels that are similar to snake (brrrr!). Their bites are very painful and long to heal. Moray are particularly dangerous if disturbed. They are found far from the coast and like to hide in the rocks. Spotted in the water is “posavine body” advise to swim away from him, and when they bite razobratsia to the doctor.
Are found in Cyprus and fiery hearts, the burn which can cause a burning sensation, severe headache and nausea. Spotted them easily, they are quite bright and visible in the water. Like a huge, fluffy and fleshy centipede 30-40 cm are Found far from shore. By the bite of the fire worm has the sense to immediately see a doctor.
Jellyfish is a rarity in Cyprus. In recent years, at the end of summer to find a jellyfish – Pelagia on the beaches of Cyprus, which washes up on shore after a storm. But this type of jellyfish is not dangerous and not poisonous, although the burn from the meeting with her tentacles you still provided. If you are stung by a jellyfish, you should consult a doctor or at least to the lifeguards on the beach. You will treat the burn and give antihistamines.
It is believed that in the Mediterranean sea is home to over 45 species of sharks, but many species have disappeared for decades. Scientists are seriously concerned about the threat of extinction of these animals in the Mediterranean sea, because the extinction of sharks can lead to eco-disaster.
In Cyprus there has never been shark attacks on people (very pleasing!) So the meeting with the predator of the seas you do not get and do not expect. )
In General, bathing in the sea should adhere to the principle of ” don’t know – don’t touch!” Try not to climb on the breakwaters, do not touch the buoys and ropes, try to swim at the beaches tested or wear special rubber shoes, don’t try have personally caught marine reptiles, and do not touch, for Christ’s sake, marine life and children do not allow! And You will be happy!!