CRITTER: More jellyfish on our beaches lately due to Kona winds

  • Courtesy of Terry Lilley

    The is a pelagic jellyfish that floats on the ocean currents near Hawai‘i, but rarely shows up on our beaches.

Hawai‘i has more than 15 jellyfish species that float around our islands and sometimes show up on our beaches. The box jellyfish is a small stinging species that often shows up on our South Side beaches and stings swimmers. Jellyfish alerts are common when the box jellies are spotted.