Massive Jellyfish Beaching

Date of Sighting: 02/17/2017
Description: In a 1 1/2 mile stretch that we walked on the beach, we estimated there to be around 32,500 dead jellyfish on the beach.
Organism: Jellyfish
Quantity: 100+
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Great picture and appreciate the estimate.

Submitted by jellywatch on Sat, 02/18/2017 - 23:45.

What would have caused the mass beaching?

Submitted by ethansprayer on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:22.

A population which reaches large numbers offshore can be brought near shore by the currents. Since they don't know any better (to swim a particular way to get to sea) they get swept up with the tides.

Submitted by jellywatch on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:10.