No jellyfish seen in past four days

By LEE McIVORlmcivor@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org

IT'S back to business as usual for residents and businesses at Agnes Water.

No sightings of the feared irukandji jellyfish for the past four days has meant surf lifesavers have been busy manning the beach.

Adam Lees from Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club said they have been patrolling the beach every morning to check for the jellyfish.

"We check the beach before 9am each morning and then again later in the afternoon,'' he said.

"These patrols will continue throughout the season and we are hopeful the weather conditions will remain such that the jellyfish don't reappear.

"In fact the surf is looking pretty good at the moment.''

Wayne Mellick from the Reef to Beach Surf School said they had felt the impact of the jellyfish.

"We have had to turn people away from the surf school due to our duty of care but otherwise it has been business as usual,'' he said.

The Agnes Beach Caravan Park has been extremely busy the past couple of weeks, according to manager Maurice Nicholson.

"We have not felt any impact from the beach closures,'' he said.

A spokesperson for the Agnes Water Tourist Information Centre said they had also been flat out over the Christmas period.

"We have been extremely busy handling enquiries.



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