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    Watch out for stingers whilst swimming

    by amandajayne81 Written Jul 4, 2008

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    Swimming off the water in Townsville isn't just fun and games. There are warning about stingers and between certain months there are even stinger nets put up for safety. It would be worth learning a little more about these creatures if you are keen to hit the water or if you have children that love to swim. A little knowledge might stop a lot of pain.

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  • Police in townsville

    by nickwoolard Written Jun 17, 2007

    the police in townsville are very harsh. if you are looking for a good night just behave yourself. i been in townsville for 1 1/2 weeks and have been cautioned and fined 4 times already for silly little offences like sitting on the floor

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    by stevezero Updated Mar 1, 2005

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    Stingers are nasty little jellyfish that populate the waters of Queensland between November to May. They can give a very painfull sting, which can even prove fatal to humans.
    Best advice is to only swim inside the stinger enclosure (available at Townsville) during that season.


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    by Dani_aus Written Nov 7, 2003

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    If you go for a swim at the beach here..... be aware that there are stingers in the water...
    if you get stung, there is usually some vinegar on the beach that should help.
    they are usually there around october or november

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    Read warning signs..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jun 30, 2003

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    Read the warning signs as the beaches in this region are not always safe for swimming.
    The box jelly fish are found in these waters, but there are special netted areas provided for swimming. You will also find bottles of vinegar has been placed in many areas along the beach, in case anyone gets stung.
    Vinegar is applied as first aid, to relieve the pain.

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