Bermagui (NSW South Coast) - 18-19 Feb

Subject: Bermagui (NSW South Coast) - 18-19 Feb
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 16:02:24 +1100
On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 09:55:59AM +1100,  wrote:
>    harbour and estuary leaving the much smaller, but still dangerous,
>    Brown Stingarees (5 counted in one area). My dad stepped on one while
>    wading Bithry Inlet in Mimosa Rocks NP this week leaving a bleeding
>    wound, although the pain had subsided after an hour or so.

Complete off-topic but probably worth mentioning there is a simple and
effective first aid for stingrays stings: immerse the affected limb in
hot water, as hot as can be tolerated (without scalding obviously!).

This treatment is said to be effective for all fish stings.  Supposedly
fish venoms are heat-labile.  There was a report last year that hot water
is much more effective than ice for treating bluebottle(Physalia) stings.

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