i didnt see any in northern monmouth county ive been in the water a lot this week.
regarding jellies and cold water, i was in alaska for a vacation and saw this one bay that was packed with jellies the size of small cars, glowing purple/bright blue amongst ice chunks, i would not want to meet up with one of those bad boys
Went out in Jersey today and there were millions of jellyfish everywhere... It was nuts... What is going on???? By the way caught some pretty sizeable waves this morning at about 9 o clock the conditions were pretty perfect and they ended up being bigger than I thought they would be.
is this what they looked like (more or less)? if so, they're called sea nettles & their sting hurts like a mother! last time i saw some of these in the water in jersey was back in 2006, after tropical storm ernesto. i was in the water at rambler rd. in wildwood crest when one wrapped itself around my wrist. i screamed like a little girl! i actually have a scar on my wrist from it to this day.
they stuck around thru the fall, tho they dispersed quite a bit from the initial concentrations...got nailed on the heel by one again while getting out of the water in barnegat.
my understanding is that they mostly live in bays & estuaries, particularly the chesepeake, where the water is really warm. i've never seen one more than a couple inches in diameter, but that was plenty big enough!!
on a side note: I noticed beads of water on top of the water...like when oil and water don't mix.....anyone else notice that?
That always happens. It just surface tension. You've prolly just noticed though because of all the oil stuff that's going on, but I've seen water do that before the spill happened, so no worries... yet
Massive red/orange jellies in the water today in N lavallette!! good waves but lots of jellies like up to 8" in diameter. crazy. i thought i noticed some crap in the water the other week and i kinda thought it was tastin weird but its prolly all in my head from whats going on in the gulf...