Georgia’s Tybee Island Is Being Invaded By Cannonball Jellyfish

People use social media for different things. For some, it’s a way to stay in touch with friends and family and for others, it may be a way to show off their latest dinner creation.

For some, however, social media is a way to show the world when a jellyfish invasion occurs.

It happened on a Georgia beach and Jodi Moody was there on Tybee Island when she saw something unusual. There were hundreds of jellyfish, cannonball jellyfish to be exact, that had washed up on shore in what she referred to as a “jellyfish jamboree.”

Photo: Facebook/Jodi Moody

After posting the pictures on Facebook and saying that she had never seen that many before, the post was shared thousands of times.

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It may seem unusual, but experts say that it is not all that out of the ordinary for it to take place this time of year.

Photo: Facebook/Jodi Moody
Photo: Facebook/Jodi Moody
Photo: Facebook/Jodi Moody

According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, it is not uncommon to see cannonball jellyfish because they are the most common type of jellyfish in the southeastern United States. In addition, they are one of the least dangerous.

Photo: flickr/Mr.TinDC

The Sacramento Bee reported that the changing of the winds and the currents make a difference when the jellyfish are abundant.

If things line up properly, it’s no big surprise when a lot of jellyfish show up on the shore.

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