Situated between Cairns and Port Douglas is Ellis Beach, where I took this picture one morning at ebb tide. Does Taiwan have deadly jellyfish? Australia does. The box jellyfish commonly called The Sea Wasp (Chironex fleckeri) appears throughout northern Queensland during the summer months. It’s a bad one. Fortunately they stay close to the coast and are not normally found on the Great Barrier Reef.
Councils often have a container of vinegar on popular beaches ready for public use. Vinegar is the best, fast treatment as it destroys the live jellyfish tentacles which may be still clinging to a victim’s skin.
Some people swim in Lycra suits. A few councils have special enclosures as other protection.