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Man-o-War Jellyfish Sting Advice. Science Daily has revealed a new study by researchers at the University of Hawai'i (published in Toxins) that debunks the idea that urinating on Physalia jellyfish stings -- washing the site in seawater and perhaps peeing on it before applying an icepack --is a real solution. Instead, they found that rinsing with vinegar before immersing in hot water above 113F (45C) for 45 minutes was more effective. Earlier studies found hot water is best for most jellyfish stings.

Young or Too Young? Taryn Felde may only be 13 years old, but she's a fully qualified divemaster and helps her dad, Florida PADI dive instructor Tazze Felde, to teach people of all ages how to dive. A divemaster's function during training is primarily to provide safety cover. How would you feel about that if you were learning to dive and she was your divemaster? (Source: Navarre Press)...


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