List of sightings

Below is a table of the sightings which have been reported.
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Title Date Type of organismsort icon Other Quantity Description Species Condition Image
many, many jelly fish 11/08/2015 Box Jelly 100+ Alive
Box Jellies at Sail Rock 11/15/2015 Box Jelly 2 to 5 Saw a video on some box jellies at Sail Island, Thailand. They remind me of Tamoya. And there appeared to be more than one in the video,... jellywatch-11-19-15
zero 03/29/2010 Clean sea 1 nothing to report in surf, rising tide, 5-6:30 pm
zero 04/13/2010 Clean sea 1 nothing of note- 12-15 April 2010, four day dives and two night snorkels
nothing 04/29/2010 Clean sea 1 no jellies, no plastic 5-6:30 pm
Aurelia sp. missing form Palau's jellyfish lake 04/15/2010 Clean sea 1 While snorkeling in Palau's jellyfish lake on April 14th 2010 I noticed that Aurelia sp. jellies were not present amongst the millions...
No jellies or other macroplankton 03/01/2010 Clean sea 1 Water clean and without visible plankton.
Clean seas in Spanish Med 07/15/2010 Clean sea 1 Very few jellies
No jellies outside of Moss Landing Harbor 08/21/2010 Clean sea 1 Paddled west into Monterey Bay about 4 miles from Moss Landing, did not sight a single jelly, except for those at the boat launch ramp....
cleanest August for many years in Tel Aviv 08/27/2010 Clean sea 1 Jellyfish rarely seen in Tel Aviv beaches throughout August. I don't remeber such a relatively clean month for many years
No jellies - Richardson Bay, SF, Cal 09/26/2010 Clean sea 1 Paddled around Richardson Bay from Sea Trek to Pt. Belvedere. Not a single jelly.
Golden Gate - no jellies 12/11/2010 Clean sea 1 Paddled from Horseshoe Cove to Point Bonita, but did not see a single jelly.
No Jellies at Golden Gate 12/26/2010 Clean sea 1 Paddled from Horseshoe Cove to Kirby Cove and then to Pt. Covallo. Not a single jelly sighted.
East San Francisco Bay - No jellies 01/23/2011 Clean sea 1 Paddled from Berkeley South Basin to Golden Gate Fields. No jellies.
Clean seas in Goleta Bay 01/23/2011 Clean sea 1 Paddle board from Campus point to the Pier and out a mile. Glassy calm and no jellies seen.
Just recording a Zero 02/04/2011 Clean sea 1 There aren't any jellies on West or East Sands beaches, St. Andrews,Scotland.
No jellies for awhile 02/04/2011 Clean sea 1 Have not spotted any medusae in Indian Arm for several weeks, perhaps longer. Visibility has been remarkably clear this winter.
Logging another zero 02/17/2011 Clean sea 1 Didn't see any jellies while walking over the bridge for the last two days
No big jellies in mid-Monterey Bay 04/19/2011 Clean sea 1 Very greenish yellow water, but didn't see any large scyphomedusae or even Mitrocoma in mid-bay.
No jellyfish yet... 05/03/2011 Clean sea 1 Other than the few Aequorea medusae I saw on March 1, I have not seen any jellyfish this year. But that will likely change soon, as the...
open for business again, but no jellyfish 05/18/2011 Clean sea 1 back to my regular frequent swims for the summer since it is now warm enough to do so regularly. nothing deeper than 5m i went swimming 3...
woods hole 05/30/2011 Clean sea 1 clean oceans
Clean Sea 09/02/2011 Clean sea 1 Just some seaweed.
Clean Sea 03/21/2012 Clean sea 1
St. Augustine, FL: Windy but clear 05/19/2012 Clean sea 1 It is pretty windy form the east today. But no jellies are here even though Sargasso is washing up...
Nothing after Beryl Storm - Florida 05/27/2012 Clean sea 1 Surprisingly, there was no seaweed or jellyfish on the beach the day after tropical storm Beryl came ashore 60 miles north of here. Could...
Clean 06/18/2012 Clean sea 1 Strangely jellyfish-less beach, right after jellyfish sightings.
Clean sea 06/18/2012 Clean sea 1
Ft Adams, Newport, RI 07/07/2012 Clean sea 1
Green Bridge, Newport, RI 07/06/2012 Clean sea 1
Back Beach, Rockport, MA 07/14/2012 Clean sea 1
Bull Point, Jamestown, RI 07/13/2012 Clean sea 1
Clean-ish sea in Moss Landing 07/26/2012 Clean sea 1 Some foam in the harbor from the fish-offloading last night.
Clean sea 08/02/2012 Clean sea 1
No blooms so far 08/07/2012 Clean sea 1 After a very cold and wet May & June, it has been warm and sunny almost every day through July and the first week of August. Since...
No Jelly this year in SouthSardinia 08/18/2012 Clean sea 1 this year in SouthSardinia there's no jelly, happy days for swimmers
no jellies 07/23/2012 Clean sea 1 I was on holidays in the south of Corsica, France for two weeks from the 23rd of july to the 6th of august and dived every day. I did not...
nothing to see here, move along! :D 08/06/2012 Clean sea 1 a little late in reporting this, but... (date of sighting posted is the final day there) we spent 2 weeks camping here at camping villata,... alchemy149-08-22-12
Long Beach Island, NJ 08/22/2012 Clean sea 1
Nothing 08/30/2012 Clean sea 1
Comb Jellies 09/07/2012 Clean sea Comb Jellies 6 to 10 Only 15 foot visibility, no Moon Jellies(like last year). A few harmless Comb Jellies, the only Jellies I spotted!
Lots of green algae 09/15/2012 Clean sea 1 Didn't notice any animals, but lots of algae (Ulva) washing ashore at Seaside. beroe-09-18-12
Dolphins 10/19/2012 Clean sea Dolphins 6 to 10 jellywatch-10-20-12
The Beautiful Tides at Sea in Monterey Bay 10/19/2012 Clean sea 1 mobile_jellywatcher-10-20-12
clean sea 10/13/2012 Clean sea 1 No jellies to be found at the Northern Channel Islands
Clean Sea 12/16/2012 Clean sea 1
Clean Sea 12/16/2012 Clean sea 100+
Clean Sea 12/17/2012 Clean sea 1
Clear blue water 11/22/2012 Clean sea 1 Swam a bit offshore to the wreck and didn't see any jellies.The dive shop had one photo of Cephea and said they occasionally get... beroe-12-20-12
Clean Sea this morning 01/01/2013 Clean sea 1