Good news for beachgoers: No more jellyfish on Israel’s beaches

Beachgoers will be happy to hear that the large swarm of jellyfish that took over Israel’s beaches in the past few weeks has bid the country farewell. Only a few lone jellyfish remain.
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The Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research center announced on Thursday that the swarm of nomad jellyfish has left Israel’s beaches and only a few jellyfish remain along the shore.

About a month ago, a large swarm of jellyfish was seen off the coast of Ashdod. Divers spotted the massive group of nomad jellyfish beginning about one kilometer away from the shoreline and stretching several hundred kilometers. 

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Since the 1970s, jellyfish have washed up on Israel’s shoreline in massive swarms each year. This is a sea creature that does not demonstrate consistent behavior and its life cycle begins at the bottom of the sea. As a result, it is difficult to know the nature of each swarm and when it is expected to leave.



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