Jellyfish in the Crimea, whether they should be wary

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Dangerous jellyfish in the Crimea

In the two seas surrounding the Peninsula of the Crimea, sometimes there are large concentrations of jellyfish. Fortunately, much you mustn't fear them as deadly poisonous species here not found. From a meeting with Medusa in Black or Azov sea may burn comparable to a burn of the nettles, and more.

Where and when you can find jellyfish in the Crimea

For the most part, jellyfish are found in the Black sea and the Azov puts them over or storms.

The appearance of clusters of jellyfish of any kind on a particular stretch of coast depends, in the first place, from the direction of the currents and water temperature. Comerota, for example, prefer cool water and rarely approach the beaches. Aurelia and ctenophores, by contrast, are found in shallow water often enough.


Burns from the tentacles of jellyfish can be quite painful, allergic reactions are possible. Do not touch the jellyfish, it is better to stay a few meters away from her. Also, do not take up a beached, dead creature: the poison in the stinging cells may still be active.

What to do for burns from contact with the jellyfish

The burn is washed with salt water, vinegar, or ammonia, is cooled and shelter from the sun. You can also be treated with a decoction of chamomile or panthenol.

Usually the trace of the contact with the tentacles will disappear after a day or two. If the burning sensation is very strong or noticeably deteriorated – contact to the clinic.

Species of jellyfish of the Crimea

In the Crimean seas is home to three species of jellyfish: kornerot, Aurelia and Mnemiopsis. They differ in appearance, and the degree of possible damage to health from meeting with them.

  • Kornerot (Rhizostoma pulmo) – a rather large jellyfish with a bell-shaped dome thick body and korepodobnaya of the oral lobes. Color from pink to purple and blue. Lives in Black sea, in shallow waters rarely comes up, especially with large animals. Touching the tentacles can lead to significant burn, comparable to the feeling of nettles.
  • Long-eared Aurelia (Aurelia aurita) – almost transparent small jellyfish, the diameter seldom exceeds 40 cm Is the upper part of the body four characteristic ring-shaped spots and a barely noticeable thin fringe of tentacles along the bottom edge of the dome. Unpleasant sensations can arise only in contact with the tentacles in the eyes or on the mucous membrane of the lips and mouth. Inhabit mainly waters of the Black sea, is sometimes found in the sea of Azov.
  • The Mnemiopsis (Mnemiopsis leidyi) - non-hazardous to human jellyfish Ctenophora. SAC, devoid of tentacles the body is usually not more than 10 cm in length. Capable of emitting a colored glow, which is the cause of so-called "phosphoric" in late July – early August.
    Common to both shores of the Crimean sea.
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admin 4 September, 2018

I wonder what does your "Yes"? Like grammatical errors no, actually corresponds to. ...
Re: September 4, 2018
If you added to the list of jellyfish, fish or snakes, the insects never cease to remain animals.
Enough: "all of the above animals."?
Really catches the eye, and therefore wrote. ...
admin 4 September, 2018

Well, true in some part. Not all I wrote, there are third-party authors. You have signed up, just easier on the forum to chat. ...
Nastasty September 5, 2018
Friends, Hello! Was anyone recently on the Big Sevastopol Tropez? Say (write) that there are not allowed everywhere, there are guys with machine guns, checking papers, some exercises until the end of September. On Ilyas-Kaya too, they say, is not allowed, the tape is stretched. Going for the first time, and I would like to the Temple of the Sun to get in.
I ask because we like to embellish and to catch up with panic. See if anybody saw anything, who knows? ) ...
admin 6 September, 2018

I don't really know, but it can be. Read, like there military even some a Bay "lopped off" to suit your needs. ...
Larisa898 October 5, 2018
I also think that the Crimea is better in September. ...
Larisa898 October 5, 2018
a lot less people and quieter) ...
Lika3000 19 November, 2018

In the temple of the Sun do not get the problem, don't know about any war is a speech? You can reach the Temple of the sun both from the Laspi, more gradual rise or a Falcon, but it is recommended for those who have bad poor physical training. Was here in October. Very atmospheric place. Liked it much more than the ay-Petri plateau, although now it can be reached by car or cable car. In General, if you want to visit the places of power in the Crimea, there are simpler routes) ...
Zoz 4 July, 2019
Um, why not Sevastopol? ...
admin 5 July, 2019

To be sure, only it's not ready yet guide ...

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