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Jellyfish carrying paralysis toxins found along Jersey Shore


Added 05-24-19 08:18:02am EST - “Memorial Day revelers who flock to the Jersey Shore are being advised to be wary of a real sting operation. Hundreds of unwelcome visitors ?" toxic jellyfish noted for their tiny size and excruciati?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Jellyfish carrying paralysis toxins found along Jersey Shore”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Memorial Day revelers who flock to the Jersey Shore are being advised to be wary of a real sting operation.

Hundreds of unwelcome visitors – toxic jellyfish noted for their tiny size and excruciating sting – have been spotted in recent days by researchers in Barnegat Bay, according to reports.

The latest count of almost 300 of the spineless creatures has the head of the Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences Program at Montclair State University convinced that tens of thousands them are living in areas of the bay.

“When we’re finding hundreds, or 500 of these, it really means that there are thousands and tens of thousands of polyps (or baby jellyfish) … out in the local waterways,” Paul Bologna told the Asbury Park Press.

The clinging jellyfish have intense stings that feel like “a whole body charley horse,” he said.

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