February 27, 2024



Mystery grows over why thousands of jellyfish are gathering along Rhode Island coast

Centre Daily

A mysterious gathering of jellyfish continues to grow along the Rhode Island coast, prompting state officials to warn about the increasing threat of painful stings.

Atlantic Sea Nettles are congregating in the coastal Ninigret and Green Hill Ponds, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife Outdoor Education.

State biologists are monitoring the little understood phenomenon — and reporting it is getting worse.

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