Tiny Jellyfish with Painful Sting Found in New Jersey River

Clinging jellyfish Photo: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Clinging jellyfish

June 13, 2018 11:15 AM

People who frequent a New Jersey river known for its fishing and kayaking are advised to watch out for a rare type of jellyfish with a powerful and painful sting.

The Department of Environmental Protection is advising recreational users of the Metedeconk River in Ocean County to be on the lookout for clinging jellyfish. Clinging jellyfish are native to the Pacific Ocean. They were previously spotted in Monmouth County's Shrewsbury River last month.

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