Tiny deadly jellyfish fears for GC beachgoers

Irukandji sightings grow

Tiny deadly jellyfish fears for GC beachgoers

There are growing fears the deadly Irukandji jellyfish could drift further south in Queensland waters and cause havoc on Gold Coast beaches.

It comes after a stinger was found at Fraser Island on Sunday, while a boy was stung at Mooloolaba Beach 12 months ago.

Some experts are warning the city's tourism industry would suffer a massive hit this summer if an Irukandji was spotted at a local beach.

One sting from the tiny creature can be 100 times as potent as a bite from a cobra.

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