(Narragansett, RI) -- The Rhode Island departments of health and environmental management are advising on the presence of a small jellyfish with a painful sting. The clinging jellyfish was recently found in Point Judith Pond in Narragansett after several people contacted the state saying they experienced painful welts and stinging sensations while in the pond. The species is not known to inhabit ocean beaches or other sandy areas but instead is found in areas not heavily used for swimming. People shellfishing or recreating are encouraged to take precautions such as wearing boots or waders.
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