At least 400 Florida beachgoers stung by jellyfish

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Jellyfish stung at least 400 Florida beachgoers over the weekend, prompting lifeguards to raise purple flags warning of hazardous marine life off the state's east coast, authorities said on Monday. All you can see are the ones on shore," said Volusia County Beach Safety Captain Tammy Marris. Jellyfish stings can be dangerous or fatal in rare cases in which the victim is severely allergic to the venom. Marris said the size of the swarm and number of people stung are not unusual, adding that it is hard for beachgoers to predict when the jellyfish will wash towards shore.