This year it seems there is much concern over Jelly fish in the NY region. During the NYC triathlon this was big news. Many friends told me they were stung during the swim. Since I was not able to participate this year I was not there to see this myself. But having done this race twice before and having no such issue, I thought it was a fluke. But it seems this is a widespread problem through out the area.
Coach Adam was doing a fundraiser in the 4 mile swim for
, that was done in the Long Island Sound yesterday, and he also reported on being stung by Jelly fish. So naturally I was curious and looked this up and found the following. ( Also as pure side note notice the difference in quality and depth of coverage between NY Newsday, a local Long Island Paper and, The New York Times.) America
Possible increase of jellyfish in NY waters
They say one breed in particular _ the lion's mane _ showed up about a month earlier than usual. The biologists blame everything from breeding conditions and climate change for the abundance of jellyfish so early in the season.
Cornell University biologist Mark Bain says there is "widespread evidence of increasing jellyfish around the world."
The lion's mane are blamed for stinging athletes who jumped into the
One triathlete died after being pulled from the water. An autopsy failed to determine a cause of death.