Mass envenomation during Ganesh idol immersion at Girgaum-Chowpathybeach, Mumbai, Maharashtra


Purushottama, G. B., Deshmukh, V. D., Singh, V. V., Ramkumar, S. and Karthireddy Syamala

At the end of South-West monsoon along
Mumbai coast a swarm of the box jelly fish,
Chiropsoides buitendijki was observed during
Ganesh idol immersion at Girgaum-Chowpathy
beach, Mumbai on 10th September, 2013. The
occurrence of such large number of jelly fishes
coincided with Ganesh idol immersion, perhaps for
the first time in Mumbai waters.

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