Jellyfish are one of the more common animals encountered by visitors to Chesapeake Bay and nearby coastal waters, especially during summer. The most common jellyfish in the summertime Bay, and the one most responsible for stinging swimmers, is the sea nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrha.
Here you can
- discover how to identify different jellyfish species,
- learn how to avoid and treat jellyfish stings
- follow the jellyfish lifecycle, and
- explore the role that jellyfish play in marine food webs.