A quick swim at Kaimana Beach in July 1997 changed the
career path of Angel Yanagihara and how we look at box jellyfish. She was stung on her neck, arms and legs, enough to lose consciousness. Yanagihara decided to become a biochemist at UH Mānoa and research these aquatic stingers, which swarm on O‘ahu’s south-facing shores eight to 10 days after the full moon. Her extensive work resulted in the development of a revolutionary topical treatment called Sting No More that can be applied to treat the pain, swelling and redness caused by a sting.