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    Post Walden Pond Is Full of Chinese Jellyfish, But Dont Panic

    Walden Pond Is Full of Jellyfish, But Dont Panic - Meet the generally harmless translucent residents of Thoreaus favorite giant puddle.

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    WHATEVER SOLITUDE HE SOUGHT IN the woods of Concord, Massachusetts, writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau was never really alone at Walden Pond. He had plenty of beaked, scaly, and leafy neighbors at the kettle pondthe states deepest natural puddleand he chronicled his encounters with them in Walden: Or, Life in the Woods, his 1854 account of a stint in a humble cabin.

    Thoreau remarks on the fishschools of small perch, flashing bronze in the greenish water, as well as pickerel and more, all cleaner, handsomer, and firmer fleshed than ones in other ponds and rivers he had known. He muses about the ponds muskrats and minks, and counts up the birdsducks and geese that blow in with the fall chill, ospreys scouting for fish, tree swallows with bellies white as clouds. He describes insectswater striders furrow[ing] the flat surfaceand the resident frogs, turtles, and mollusks.But he says nothing at all about jellyfish.

    Take a dip in the pond now, though, and you might find yourself surrounded by them.

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    On trips across Walden Pond, swimmers often encounter tiny, freshwater jellyfish


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    Craspedacusta sowerbyi is native to the Yangtze River valley and has been documented in 44 U.S. states.


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    I used to go to Walden Pond all the time, I don't recall ever seeing a jelly fish, but, it was there that I saw my first Painted Bunting.



    We used to go right before the season started, and after the season ended, so to avoid the crowds, paying for parking, and the layer of tanning oil floating on top...a beautiful area regardless...

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    What a pretty bird...
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    The most expensive movie I never went to. Every time my wife (GF at the time) suggested we go, I quickly suggested that we go out someplace nice to eat, head to the beach, anything but go to that movie.
    I have to wonder now if I were not being manipulated.

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