James Proffitt

Jellyfish in Ohio? Phenomenon has come to Lake Erie

Sandusky, Ohio — Scientists have confirmed that freshwater jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbyi) have definitely invaded North America and Lake Erie. Almost a century ago. But the tiny aquatic invertebrates haven’t gotten much attention in recent decades, until the last month or so. Terry L. Peard, a retired Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor who is fascinated by the tiny creatures, said they’ve…