May 24, 2012

Lumina News: Jellyfish bloom early with the return of warm waters

by Daniel Bowden
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

As spring shakes off the last vestige of winter, a variety of seasonal species are returning to Wrightsville’s waters. Anyone who has walked along the water’s edge recently has probably noticed all of the washed-up jellyfish.

There are five types of jellyfish commonly found off of the Azalea Coast. The two most likely to wash onto the beach are moon jellyfish, which can be easily identified by the reddish-pink four-leaf clover markings on its back, and the cannonball jellyfish, named for a resemblance to its namesake...Fortunately, they pose little danger to humans...

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