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Jellyfish in Florida

posted July 4, 2006 @ 9:33 PM  |  Open Water Swimming category

The cannonball jellyfish [Stomolophus meleagris], also known as the cabbage head jellyfish, is a harmless (it’s edible) variety that sometimes washes up on beaches in large numbers.

It's also that thing that kept bumping us last Sunday, one heck of a strong, solid, jellyfish. Check out the details...

Read About Our Florida Jellyfish

Provided by Dynoswimmer Scott Bay, thanks!

Comments...

So they don't sting?

Posted by josh on July 5, 2006 @ 10:29 AM

Not enough for you to feel it. When they hit you it feels like you're being bumped by a very large fish. Exactly what you want to have happen 1000 yards offshore.

Posted by Dean O. on July 5, 2006 @ 10:52 AM

Glad to hear they they are harmless--but bumping into them sure wakes you up!

Posted by Judi Rich on July 5, 2006 @ 4:28 PM

The jellyfish we have in Long Island Sound sting. The worst part is they usually aren't floating alone, so it's never just one sting.

Posted by josh on July 5, 2006 @ 6:02 PM

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