June 19, 2009<br>
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<b>Spotted Jellyfish Invade <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLREC000070" title="Indian River Lagoon" href="/topic/environmental-issues/natural-resources/indian-river-lagoon-PLREC000070.topic">Indian River Lagoon</a></b><br>
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Palm Bay, Fl - Officials are asking for the public's help in tracking an invasive jellyfish species that has been spotted in the Indian River Lagoon.<br>
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The Australian spotted jellyfish -- Phyllorhiza punctata -- range from the size of a human fist to a basketball, biologists with the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program said. They have white, semi-transparent to opaque bell shapes, with white spots on the bell. Frilly arms extending beneath the bell can release a mildly painful sting to humans.<br>
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June 19, 2009

Spotted Jellyfish Invade Indian River Lagoon

Palm Bay, Fl - Officials are asking for the public's help in tracking an invasive jellyfish species that has been spotted in the Indian River Lagoon.

The Australian spotted jellyfish -- Phyllorhiza punctata -- range from the size of a human fist to a basketball, biologists with the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program said. They have white, semi-transparent to opaque bell shapes, with white spots on the bell. Frilly arms extending beneath the bell can release a mildly painful sting to humans.

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