Port Lincoln City Council has urged caution around the Port Lincoln Foreshore following reported sightings of blue ring octopus in the area.
The sightings, near the town jetty and along the foreshore are quite common, and in their resting state the Southern Blue Ringed octopus they are well camouflaged, with a brown-grey colour. When disturbed or threatened, their bright blue rings appear.
Council Is reminding locals and tourists not to handle, tread on, or generally interfere with them as they could release potentially lethal venom, and in the event of a bite occouring, immediate medical assistance should be gained.
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