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The jellyfish invasion is on the way — maybe

A woman touches a jellyfish at beach in Netanya on April 30, 2014. (Chen Leopold/Flash90)
A woman touches a jellyfish at beach in Netanya on April 30, 2014. (Chen Leopold/Flash90)

Experts warn that swarms of jellyfish could make landfall along Israel’s Mediterranean coast within a week, as Israelis increasingly hit the beaches during the early days of summer.

Dor Edelist, a marine biologist at the University of Haifa, tells Channel 12 news that jellyfish have been spotted a couple of kilometers off the coast, estimating it would take a week or two before they begin appearing on beaches.

The jellyfishes usually stick around for about a month to a month and a half, according to Edelist, who predicted the swarms would be smaller and around for less time than last year, but nevertheless intense.

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