Between May and October each year the Barnegat Bay Partnership (on the heels of their State of the Bay Report release), samples with a 50-foot seine net at numerous parts of Barnegat Bay looking for juvenile fish. Officials have come across a variety of estuarine fish since 2012, but among them four are jellyfish species of which certain types have a potent and harmful sting.
A Jellyfish normally found in the Pacific Ocean has been discovered this week in the Barnegat Bay. Researchers don't know why it is here, but they say to watch out this Summer.
It's known as the "Clinging" Jellyfish, and it certainly packs a punch.
According to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, it's sting feels like a "Hypodermic Needle"....Ouch!!!