Jellyfish migrating back to Alabama Gulf Coast

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1372891637&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4127109&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1372891637 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Beaches along the Alabama Gulf Coast have been invaded by jellyfish in recent days.

The annual migration of jellyfish along the Alabama portion of the Gulf Coast has arrived.

If a jellyfish happens to sting a beachgoer, it can be rather painful.

The sting tends to affect different people in various ways, but most people describe it as a burn followed by intense itching.

A favorite treatment among lifeguards involves a mixture of equal parts ammonia and vinegar with a bit of seawater mixed in.

Then, lifeguards advise spraying the treatment directly on the sting.

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