Posted June 24th, 2006, 12:05 AM
Actually, jellyfish don't bite, they sting, and you are not their target. Jellyfish are very delicate creatures, and their venom is intended to prevent damage by instantly stopping their prey from moving.
It's possible to get stung anywhere, anytime. More species of jellies are found on the surface in the summer, but it's usually no big deal. A little stinging and rash, and that's usually about it. Worry about sunburn, not jellyfish.
Here's a thread with information about jellyfish stings, how to prevent them, and some treatments if you get stung. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=141630
If you do a search on this board, you will find many other threads that discuss the topic.
Have a great trip!