Officials issue warning after clinging jellyfish spotted again in New Jersey

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Clinging jellyfish have been spotted again in New Jersey, and officials are warning swimmers to stay safe while in the water.

According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, there have already been multiple confirmed sightings this swimming season.

Check out the map below to see where clinging jellyfish have been spotted.


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Clinging jellyfish are usually not found in heavily populated areas such as beaches, but could be in eelgrass beds.

Even though not known to be deadly, its sting is known to be severely painful and could cause other symptoms.

If you are stung, you should rinse the area with saltwater and safely remove any remaining tentacles.

For more information, click here.

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