Man swimming on Jersey Shore stung by clinging jellyfish

FOX 13 file
FOX 13 file

- A New Jersey town says a man has been stung by a clinging jellyfish and hospitalized.

Emergency management officials in Monmouth Beach say the man was swimming in the Shrewsbury River when he was stung by the species, which is native to the Pacific Ocean. The sting can lead to serious medical problems, including kidney failure.

Clinging jellyfish usually hang on to eel grass or seaweed and surface at night to feed.

It's believed the species was transported to the Atlantic Ocean by clinging to ships that sailed from the Pacific.

App Store Get it on Google Play

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories