Deadly marine stingers in Whitsunday waters

Marine stingers and tropical jellyfish, the invisible danger at Airlie Beach and throughout Whitsunday waters. Poisonous tendrils are seeking your flesh! Stay out of the water after the first tourist of the season is stung (that would be Friday 19 December 2008, or Thursday 2 December 2010).

Newspaper Warns of Stingers

Whtsunday Times warns of marine stinger risk. If the marine stingers don't get you, stingrays may endanger you in the Whitsundays.

Deaths from Stingers

Deaths from marine stingers are rare. I know of only two deaths from Irukandji marine stingers, both in 2002.