The Australian Spotted Jellyfish is not native to the Eastern Atlantic seaboard, but they do show up every now and then. Seabrookers Marg and Dick Wildermann came upon one last week during a walk at North Beach. In addition, people have reported seeing them in the Broad River in Beaufort County and at beaches in North Carolina.
According to a recent article in The Post and Courier, the state Department of Natural Resources said the Australian Spotted Jellyfish, identifiable by its spotted appearance, isn’t dangerous to humans and has a sting that isn’t painful or venomous. Click here to read The Post and Courier article.
(Image Credit: Dick Wildermann)