USM researchers to solve mystery of Penang's jellyfish growth explosion

Looi Sue-Chern

USM Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies director Professor Aileen Tan Shau Hwai shows a jellyfish specimen. – The Malaysian Insight pic by David ST Loh, December 6, 2017.

PENANG island is no stranger to the jellyfish, whose sting is the bane of its fishermen and beachgoers, and a threat to human life as well as the fishery and tourism industries.

The state does not keep an official record of the number of people who have been stung by the jellyfish, but it is well known that such cases are common.

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  • What a waste. Jellyfish is good for heart and brain health. The Penang government should promote jellyfish cuisine like the Assam Laksa.

    Posted 5 years ago by Malaysian First