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
Two Male Alatina 03/08/2016 Box Jelly 2 to 5 Two males (ripe) on night of March 8, 2016. Portsmouth, Dominica. Reports that a few days prior there had been dozens in the water. Likely... Alive
large jelly 03/09/2016 Box Jelly 1 Dead Python-03-15-16
Naka island stung by jellyfish in shallow water 03/20/2016 Box Jelly 1 We took the James Bond island tour and I was stung by a jellyfish. It was horrible. I still feel tingling and burning. The tour guide never... Alive
Tamoya sp. at Tung Wua Lan beach Chumporn, Thailand 04/13/2016 Box Jelly 1 More than 10 people stung by the Jellyfish were taken to hospital. Alive Jellywatcher-04-20-16
Jimbles at Northbridge Baths 06/23/2016 Box Jelly 11 to 99 As well as the plague of Moon jellyfish we've had for the past few months, we now have Jimbles as well! Saw over a dozen inside the...
Moon jellyfish spotting 05/13/2016 Box Jelly Moon Jellyfish 2 to 5 Several 5-10 cm Aurelia spp. Moon jellyfish noted. 14 degrees C water temp; 2.1 meter Secchi Depth. JFK Pier. mobile_jellywatcher-06-25-16
Jimbles Cronulla 06/28/2016 Box Jelly Jimble 100+ Hundreds of jimbles off Shelly Beach Cronulla- observed during ocean swim from Shelly Beach towards Shark Island. We have seen a few over... Alive jellywatch-06-30-16
Box Jellyfish on East Coast U.S. 07/14/2016 Box Jelly 1 IN the coastal lagoon of the Delmarva Peninsula of Virginia I was conducting a scallop survey for research and saw a box jelly. I gave... Alive
Swimming in the sea 07/22/2016 Box Jelly 1
Got stung 3 times but not too hard just unpleasant 07/19/2016 Box Jelly 6 to 10 mobile_jellywatcher-07-23-16
Jimbles 07/27/2016 Box Jelly Cubozoa 11 to 99 I thought it may be safer to swim in the enclosed pool until I spotted about 20 Jimbles. Alive swimmingidiots-07-26-16
Box Jellyfish Myrtle Beach 08/02/2016 Box Jelly Chiropsalmus 2 to 5 Got reports of several bad stings at Myrtle beach. We quickly packed up and headed there. Seemed to be a lot of concerned beach goers. We... Gogreenman-08-05-16
Uff 08/09/2016 Box Jelly 2 to 5
Velella velella 08/12/2016 Box Jelly 6 to 10 Dead Python-08-12-16
palm coast fl. box jellyfish 08/12/2016 Box Jelly 1 About the size of fingernail clear with four tentacles found in the "c" section canals Alive
Box Jellyfish Sighting & Sting 08/26/2016 Box Jelly 2 to 5 Alive
A box jellyfish at myrtle beach 09/01/2016 Box Jelly 1 My name is noah and I saw a box jellyfish at myrtle beach with my dad. I was going to take a picture, but my camera was in the hotel. It...
Tamoya at Myrtle Beach 09/04/2016 Box Jelly Tamoya 1 I was browsing Instagram this morning and came across a video of a live Tamoya haplonema specimen found at Myrtle Beach. It's really... Gogreenman-09-04-16
Jimbles at Balmoral 09/09/2016 Box Jelly Cubozoa 6 to 10 Those pesky Jimbles continue to make swimming at Balmoral an adventure. Most surprising was to find one washed ashore! I spotted 7 today on... Dead swimmingidiots-09-08-16
Tamoya Haplonema 09/13/2016 Box Jelly Tamoya 1 It was raining jellyfish, especially cubozoans today at Sunset Beach. By chance, I found my first Tamoya haplonema specimen, which was... Gogreenman-09-12-16
Chiropsalmus 09/12/2016 Box Jelly Chiropsalmus 11 to 99 I collected and saw more specimens of Chiropsalmus today than I have in my lifetime. It was amazing. Most were in poor shape, as they were... Gogreenman-09-12-16
Need Identification Box Jelly?? 09/21/2016 Box Jelly Box jelly 1 Ridgid bell had knobs or wart like bumps on top of bell. Four purple tentacles. Was still alive. Don't know what kind it is. Returned... Beachgurl322-09-22-16
Jimbles@balmoral 10/04/2016 Box Jelly 11 to 99
Jimbles at balmoral 10/04/2016 Box Jelly 6 to 10
Jimbles aplenty 10/05/2016 Box Jelly Jimbles 11 to 99
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.