Watch Out for Lion’s Mane Jellyfish on Jenness Beach in Rye, NH
Step aside Great White Sharks! There is a new threat to our New England beaches this Summer; JELLYFISH. (dun dun dun) Haven't we been through enough? Between Covid-19, murder hornets, and now we have monstrous jelly fish to worry about!? Cut me a break!
Last week my boy Chio, wrote an article about Nahant Beach in Massachusetts. Apparently there was a purple flag warning posted to keep people on the lookout for giant Lion’s Mane Jellyfish. And just so you know, they aren't little dainty jelly fish that you can just step over. According to NBC and a biologist named Nick Record, these suckers (or should I call them stingers) can grow to be one, two, or sometimes even three feet long! NO FREAKING THANK YOU.
Krystal Marie took to the U local New Hampshire Facebook page to warn people that the jellies have ventured north. Krystal and her husband were taking a walk on Jenness Beach in Rye, New Hampshire and her husband stepped on one by accident and got stung pretty badly!
As you can see, you can't always spot them clearly. They can blend into the sand or look like a pile of coral or shells. Some even look like a plastic bag upon first glance:
People responded in the comments that they too have spotted these Jelly fish on Wells Beach and York Beach (short sands) as well. We are trying to help get the word out because so far I have only seen news stations report sightings in Maine and Massachusetts but clearly they have made their way to the Granite State as well! Stay safe everyone and pay attention to where you are walking.