Are There Jellyfish In Fort Lauderdale?

Does Fort Lauderdale Beach have jellyfish?

Jellyfish, sea wasps and sea lice are stinging people swimming off Fort Lauderdale’s beach in unprecedented numbers. “We’ve had more than 3,400 people stung since June 24,” said Lt. Tom Fogan, of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Patrol. “Normally, we see 10 to 20 cases per day.

What jellyfish are in Fort Lauderdale?

The Moon Jellyfish. One of the most common types of jellyfish you’ll see out at sea around the Florida coast are moon jellyfish. The Portuguese Man O’ War. The By-the-Wind Sailor. The Atlantic Sea Nettle. The Cannonball Jellyfish.

What months are jellyfish most active in Florida?

Jellyfish season in Miami / South Florida can arrive as early as May and can last until October. Usually, they peak in August or September. They are present all year long, but large blooms in warm waters combined with the right currents and wind conditions can bring them in the vicinity of beachgoers.

How common are jellyfish stings in Florida?

With around 200,000 jellyfish stings recorded in Florida annually, you may like to know what kinds of jellyfish Florida has lurking in it’s waters, and what (if any) danger they pose. And so, here is our list of some of the most common (or just simply interesting!) jellyfish species in Florida.