Early in the summer season, we all heard stories about clinging jellyfish being spotted in our area prompting concern from swimmers and boaters alike.

So what is the latest info on the location of these clinging jellyfish in our area? The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has created a map that shows the location of confirmed sightings of the clinging jellyfish as well as areas that were sampled and found no clinging jellyfish present.

The bulk of confirmed sightings seem to be centered in the area of the Metedeconk River that parallels Princeton Ave in Brick just west of the Beaver Dam Bridge, and scattered sightings have been confirmed to the east of the bridge as well.

Clinging jellyfish have also been confirmed to be in F Cove and Wardells Neck, according to nj.com. The jellyfish cause a very painful sting that in some instances require hospitalization.

You can see the locations of confirmed sightings of clinging jellyfish as well as those areas that were sampled and no clinging jellyfish were detected at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website.

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