Episode 16-Clinging Jellyfish with Research Scientist Joe Bilinski

July 22, 2016

The clinging jellyfish, an invasive species native to the Pacific Ocean, has made an appearance in New Jersey for the first time ever this summer.  Although this dime-sized creature has only been found in limited numbers in two rivers, it is  important to be informed about its potential effects on New Jersey’s ecosystems as well as its powerful sting. Joe Bilinski, a research scientist at DEP, joined Bob Bostock to discuss the clinging jellyfish and the measures DEP is taking to learn more about this unwelcome visitor to our state.

For more information on the clinging jellyfish, please visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/docs/clinging-jellyfish.pdf and http://njdep.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=b675e280405540a1b212d63be734345b.