Swarms of jellyfish wash up on north end of South Padre Island

Swarms of jellyfish wash up on north end of South Padre Island

Credit: KGBT viewer photo / Louis Balderas Jr.

Swarms of jellyfish wash up on north end of South Padre Island

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by KHOU.com / KGBT

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Posted on February 22, 2012 at 5:06 PM

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas—Hundreds of Portuguese Man-O-War jellyfish have washed up on the north end of South Padre Island.

Viewer Louis Balderas Jr. sent a photo of the jellyfish-strewn beach to KGBT in Harlingen, Texas, a CBS affiliate.

Tony Reisinger, a coastal resources agent with the State of Texas, told KGBT Action 4 News that the jellyfish likely washed ashore en masse after preying on fish in the area.

"They go where there’s food and they depend on the wind and we usually have what we call blooms in different areas and right now there’s a lot of fish that are spawning," Reisinger told Action 4 News.

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