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Dangerous Clinging Jellyfish Found Near New Jersey Beach

If you’re going near the Shrewsbury River in New Jersey, watch out for a new hazard—clinging jellyfish.

Monmouth Beach residents are on alert for the dangerous creature.

While the clinging jellyfish might only be the size of a dime, it is dangerous.

One man was hospitalized after being stung by one. “Small things can pack a powerful punch affiliated with their venom and their toxin,” says Paul Bologna, the Director of Aquatic Science, Montclair State University.

Being stung by multiple clinging jellyfish could lead to kidney failure. The jellyfish are usually found in the Pacific Ocean. Most likely the species reached the Eastern seaboard by ship.

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Dangerous Clinging Jellyfish Found Near New Jersey Beach