The jellyfish have arrived in Coronado Panama
Jellyfish have arrived on the Pacific coast of Panama. Read about Panama’s Jellyfish season and tips for treating stings here ( FIY urine is no longer the go-to for jellyfish stings).
If you have walked the beach in Coronado, Panama or a surrounding beach, you may have noticed jellyfish on the shoreline. Or perhaps, you noticed them while swimming in which case you might want to check out our tips for jellyfish stings below!
Each year the arrival of the jellyfish coincides with an upwelling that occurs in regions of Tropical East Pacific. Upwelling is an event that causes colder, deeper more nutrient rich waters to rise to the surface.
While the relationship between the two events (arrival of the Jellyfish in Panama and Upwelling in Panama) has not been studied much, each year events seem to occur together in the heart of dry season which is mid January to Early February.
The events also bring some larger creature to the surface to feed. As Northern winds push deeper nutrient-rich water to the surface nourishing marine ecosystems, we have the opportunity to see giant whale shark feeding on phyto-plakton blooms drifting in the currents.