An Invasive Beach-Ball-Sized Australian Jellyfish Has Been Spotted In South Carolina

Almost 200 known species of jellyfish exist in the world and, right now, the coast of South Carolina is seeing an insurgence of a huge species that is native to Australia. Known as the Australian spotted jellyfish, this species has recently been identified in South Carolina. And those who’ve seen it in person say it’s positively mortifying.

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If you spot an Australian spotted jellyfish, SCDNR is asking you to help federal officials keep up with the species by making an online report.

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