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Ok, looks like I'll be in Australia filming Box Jellies in shallow water, I'm thinking I should be careful with these things that pack a powerful punch. Anyone here filmed them before here? Waters not very clear and waist deep water apparently.
Want to do it safely, suggestions?
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I am VERY allergic to jellyfish, in fact, I can get stung taking a shower :-) and since I don't react too well to antihistamines, pre-caution is the key for me. For one, I wear full body suits, thin and comfortable, but full body. I also wear rash guards underneath the suit when in the proximity of the more dangerous species, such as you'll be facing. Socks, gloves and hood of course. I apply several layers of a good water resistant sunscreen, like Bull Frog, to all exposed areas like face, ears, lips, forehead, etc, etc. Basically, whatever it takes to keep the skin from coming in direct contact with anything in the water. This is nothing too extreme but has kept me working on remote locations as opposed to in the hospital. Most people don't take jellyfish seriously, but I certainly do, and encourage others to do so. One never knows when an extreme allergic reaction never before encountered could ruin the day...
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