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Jellyfish along the Gulf Coast
ORANGE BEACH -- Jellyfish are a common sight in the waters along the gulf coast.
But over the last few days people in Orange Beach say they have seen more than their fair share.
People are concerned about why they are "invading" and the danger they could pose to swimmers.
Out behind tacky jacks a handful of the little guys floating around here in these waters earlier today.
But the jellyfish party seems to be over for now.
A jellyfish invasion? Nah just that time of year when the little guys come floating in.
They usually try to make a run here it's right around this time and early spring.
Brad Moore and his family visit the area often. To him, the jellyfish are no big deal.
Brad Moore/Atlanta, GA
We saw some Jellyfish I saw some big things I've always called em moon jellys. They're pretty big and they don't have a lot of tentacles.
But if you're not from here, the sight might surprise you.
Michael Nix/OB Watersports
For some folks that don't get down this way and get to see that or don't live here they freak out when they see it but its a pretty normal event this time of year.
Michael Nix took us out toward the Perdido Pass. On the way we saw several moon jellys, or what he calls 88s.
Cause if you look on their backs it looks like the number 88. You can call em Dale Junior Fish if you want if you're hard core NASCAR fan. That would be a Dale Junior Jellyfish for ya. Ha ha.
The jellyfish typically aren't deadly, but their stings can cause allergic reactions in some, and at least a lot of discomfort for most of us.
Jamy Erwin/Florabama Marina
I would definitely say look out cause I was on the beach the other day picking up some beach chairs and a young lady got stung by one and it put her out of commission she just sat there she didn't know what was going on.
The bottom line? Keep an eye out if these guys come floating by.
I spoke with the Urgent Care Center her in OB and they said they did see an increase it treating jellyfish stings over the weekend.
With less jellyfish in the area hopefully that number will go down.