Rare Black Jellyfish Makes Stinging Debut at Beach in Laguna Hills

Posted: July 9, 2013  |  By: Ron Rokhy [NBC]

A rare giant jellyfish may have made its debut Sunday at a Laguna Hills beach where people were reported to have suffered stings.

Some beach-goers came ashore with dark membranes clinging to their bodies.

From the color, experts determined they could be rare black jellies, or Black Sea Nettles.

Black jellies were first named in 1997, but pictures of the elusive fish have appeared as early as 1926, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Animal Guide.

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