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Diving Squad To Scrub Jellyfish Off Berkeley Shores’ Bulkheads

A team of volunteer divers will be taking steps to reduce the number of jellyfish in the Berkeley Shores lagoon on Saturday morning.

Posted in: In the Media, Our Research

Dr. Paul Bologna, has noticed that bay nettle jellyfish have been taking over lagoon communities throughout the northern area of the Barnegat Bay.

As these jellyfish move through their lifecycle, their polyps attach to hard surfaces like vinyl bulkheads and floating docks. As many as 100,000 jellyfish polyps can settle on one floating dock, and each polyp produces multiple bay nettle jellyfish every spring season.

Dr. Bologna

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