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

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

Posted by Missouri Dept. of Conservation on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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