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.