Toxic Jellyfish Lurk in Waters off Jersey Shore

Scientists are warning visitors to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend to watch out for toxic jellyfish said to be invading the waters.

A bloom of roughly 200 to 300 clinging jellyfish have been found in the New Jersey waters, according to Professor Paul Bologna of Montclair State and a group of his students.

‘We’ve just pulled algae and what we’re trying to look for is something called clinging jellyfish,’ Elias Chalet, a biology major at the school, explained to CBS New York. ‘The reason we’re trying to look for it is because they have a very lethal toxin.’