It stings…

While completing a 20-minute decompression stop in Monterey Bay we were greeted by thousands of Sea nettles. These gelatinous bundles of stinging cells enveloped us and stinging the exposed skin on our faces. Fortunately, after a few hours the stinging sensation subsided and all was good. These jellies are pretty amazing, traveling up and down to depths of 3,600 feet in a single day. With climate change, there is an over abundance of these creatures. They feed on tiny ocean going animals and sometimes inadvertantly sting scuba divers that can’t get out of their way.



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