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August: What Good Are Sea Nettles?
Episode 2218th August 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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In this episode, you might not get a good answer to this question, but you will find out a lot of interesting things about these pesky creatures. Also called stinging nettle and jellyfish, Chrysaora quinquecirrha are related to corals and sea anemones. Find out how sea nettles reproduce, what weather patterns keep them at bay, and how they function.

Find out more on our sea nettles webpage and our blog, "Four Surprising Facts About Chesapeake Jellyfish."


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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at