Dangerous jellyfish now found in northern Barnegat Bay

Clinging jellyfish

JUSTIN AUCIELLO / WHYY – A dangerous invasive jellyfish continues to move south along internal Jersey Shore waterways.

The clinging jellyfish, packing a powerful sting, has now been found in Ocean County’s northern Barnegat Bay.

During the late spring, the species was found in Monmouth County’s Shrewsbury and Manasquan rivers before being collected earlier this month in the Metedeconk River, a Barnegat Bay tributary …

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