Gelatinous creatures cover beaches, but are harmless

Miniature jellyfish-like creatures invade NH and MA beaches

S-Tfrom the Standard Times/SouthCoastToday.com

BOSTON — Miniature jellyfish-like creatures are invading New Hampshire and Massachusetts beaches, congealing into a slippery sludge almost an inch thick.

The creatures don't sting and are harmless, but the ooze is a turnoff for beachgoers. Steven L. Bailey, curator of fishes for the New England Aquarium, told The Boston Globe, "You could get slimed pretty seriously."

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