Freshwater Jellyfish Are A Thing And In West Michigan
Did you know there were fresh water jellyfish… and they’re here in West Michigan?
According to WZZM, campers in Newaygo County along Diamond lake were shocked to find a swarm of Jellyfish Saturday.
The jellyfish are a species from China and are non-native to Michigan, but have been in the state since the 1930’s.
Unlike the jellyfish you come across in the ocean, these jellyfish don’t seem to pose too much of a stinging problem. They’re only about the size of a penny which is why you may not even feel if a jelly stings you.
The Jellyfish aren’t a danger to the lake’s ecosystem either. They prefer warm water so they’ll be around until the weather cools off. The jellyfish have been found in lakes across the U.S.