OXNARD (CBSLA) — Thousands of moon jellyfish are converging on the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, attracting crowds of people eager to see the unusual phenomenon.
The jellyfish have been gathering in large numbers in the harbor since at least mid-March. This species of jellyfish appear translucent white and do not sting.READ MORE: Protests Continue Outside Sigma Nu House On USC's Fraternity Row As New Sexual Assault Allegations Emerge
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Winds and currents are pushing the sea creatures into coves, which make them more visible to people, according to Sean Anderson, an ecologist and professor at Cal State Channel Islands.MORE NEWS: Inland Empire Commuters Dealing With Wet And Dangerous Road Conditions
It’s not clear how long the jellyfish will keep hanging out in Oxnard.