Swimmers are getting stung by jellyfish at Clearwater Beach lately and there’s an easy way to avoid it. To do the “Stingray Shuffle,” just slide your feet through the sand instead of taking steps. Stingrays will be scared away by the vibration and thus, won’t sting you!
If you get a jellyfish sting, you’ll know it. The pain is immediate and you’ll see red irritated marks on your skin. If you have severe symptoms like difficulty breathing or vomiting, it’s best to see a doctor. Your best move is to wear a wetsuit and swim near a manned lifeguard station.