Few People Know There Are Jellyfish Hiding In These Missouri Lakes
Most people expect to find jellyfish in the ocean. In reality, you can find little jellyfish right here in the Show Me State. These freshwater jellyfish can be found in lakes all across Missouri. Autumn is the best season for jellyfish spotting, find out what lakes in Missouri have confirmed sightings.
Check out this short video, taken on Lake Tom Sawyer at Mark Twain State Park, that shows these freshwater jellyfish floating with the current.
FRESHWATER JELLYFISH: MDC's Karen Armstrong took this video while kayaking on Lake Tom Sawyer at Mark Twain State Park. Septemeber is a great month to view these fascinating creatures in their habitat. Learn more about freshwater jellyfish at the Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville or on MDC's website at https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/freshwater-jellyfish — Lucas@MDC
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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