Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Jelly madness


August 9, 2018

Photo courtesy of Sam Marifern

There has been an abnormal amount of jelly fish in the waters in Southeast Alaska this summer; although, the summer months do see a spike in the amount of jelly fish in the area. Troy Thynes, a biologist with the Petersburg Fish & Game office said that the cause is unknown, but may be due to the unusual ocean conditions we've been having. The effect that the large numbers of jelly fish are having on the ecosystem is also unknown at this time, said Thynes. The phenomenon usually lasts from June through September. From left to right: Connor See, Scott O'Neil and Sam Marifern stand ankle deep in jelly fish aboard the F/V Freedom at Jellyfish Bay.

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