Jellies in the Chesapeake - 3/24/15 | WYPR

Jellies in the Chesapeake - 3/24/15

Mar 24, 2015

Credit www.chesapeakebay.net

Many residents of the Chesapeake Bay region have felt the sting of a sea nettle at least once in their life—sometimes an unfortunate consequence of the activities we enjoy on our waterways.

While the pain may be enough to elicit a sharp word or two, these creatures—and other jellyfish species pulsating through the Bay—aren’t out to get us, and in fact are a critical part of the Bay’s ecosystem. National Aquarium General Curator Jack Cover has joined us today to tell us more about the jellies that inhabit the Bay.