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10/11/2018 02:18PM
Freshwater jellyfish

My buddy was up on east bearskin a month ago and made this video. Didn't know these creatures even existed.
 
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inspector13
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10/11/2018 02:29PM

Yes. I can’t view the video, but more likely than not they are the invasive species Craspedacusta sowerbii which show up in their adult stage from time to time.

Savage Voyageur
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10/11/2018 04:10PM
I can see the posted clip. Very cool that your buddy captured these on video. You should notify the DNR.
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10/11/2018 08:21PM
I saw these things on my way up to Hustler Lake this past week. At first I thought they were condoms that someone threw in the water.
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10/11/2018 10:21PM
carmike
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10/11/2018 11:11PM
I once jumped in a lake and was compared to a jellyfish by someone I love. Glad to see the link is not a video of me.
Jaywalker
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10/12/2018 12:05AM
That blows my mind. Never heard of them beasties.
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10/12/2018 09:58AM
I was talking to some people who camped in the Lynx Lake area last mid September.

They told me they saw these fresh water Jellyfish all over. Not exactly sure which lake they saw them on, just remember they mentioned Lynx.
That was the first time I had heard of fresh water Jellyfish.
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10/12/2018 11:39AM
They've also been seen in Fireman's Lake in Chaska MN. I believe that they are invasive, but I wonder if they'll survive the winter?
10/12/2018 10:09PM
A coworker saw them this fall in Ruby and Hustler Lakes. Pretty neat even if they aren’t native.
SOVOS
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10/15/2018 02:20PM
we've seen them in Lac La Croix
10/15/2018 07:02PM
tg: "A coworker saw them this fall in Ruby and Hustler Lakes. Pretty neat even if they aren’t native.
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Ya, I saw them in these lakes a few years back as well.
kingsuper20
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10/17/2018 03:37PM
We have them in a lake here in southern Illinois.
BWPaddler
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10/17/2018 06:12PM
Saberboys: "They've also been seen in Fireman's Lake in Chaska MN. I believe that they are invasive, but I wonder if they'll survive the winter?"

I saw that article and a picture. Freaky. Glad they don't sting, but sad if they're invasive. Hope the winter kills them all!!
BWPaddler
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10/17/2018 06:15PM
mcsweem: " Freshwater jellyfish

My buddy was up on east bearskin a month ago and made this video. Didn't know these creatures even existed. "


Did he say how large these were? I think the Chaska ones were about an inch in diameter...
 
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