Jellyfish Sightings Reported from Around the World

Australia

  • Apsley River, near Bicheno, Tasmania, Tasman Highway (2000)
  • Banksia Gully, Reservoir, Western Australia, 5 km south of Kirup, South Australian Museum sample #SAM H993 (1999)
  • Ben Chifley Dam, near Bathurst, Central Tablelands, New South Wales (1999, 2001)
  • Bundeena Creek, near Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales (2009)
  • Burrinjuck Dam, near Yass or Wee Jasper, New South Wales, Hume Highway (2005, 2006, 2013)
  • Curries River Dam, Georgetown, Tasmania, Hwy B82 (2007)
  • Dam, adjacent to State Forest Mailman Road, near Kirup, Western Australia (2011)
  • Dam, Daintree Township, Douglas Shire, Queensland State, Forrest Creek Road (2007)
  • Deep Creek Dam, near Batesman’s Bay, Eurobodalla Shire, New South Wales (2007)
  • Derby’s Falls (farm water tank nearby), near Derby’s Falls/Cowra, Boorowa Shire, New South Wales (2003)
  • Farm Dam, near Kirup, Donnybrook-Balingup Shire, Western Australia, Mailman Road (2005)
  • Goulburn River, Jamieson River Arm, Eildon Weir, near Jamieson, Victoria, near Mansfield-Jamieson Rd (2006)
  • Karangi Water Supply Dam, Karangi, New South Wales, Upper Orara Rd (2005)
  • Lake Dartmouth, near Wodonga, Victoria, near Horsefall Rd or Haul Rd (2005, 2008)
  • Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Alexandrina Drive, Lady Denman Drive, Yarralumla; Parkes Way (2001, 2005, 2007, 2015)
  • Lake Eppalock, nearBendigo, Victoria Province, Eppalock Rd. (2014)
  • Lake Hume, near Thurgoona, New South Wales, Riverina Hwy (2014)
  • Lake Lyell, near Lithgow, New South Wales, Great Western Hwy, Magpie Hollow Rd. (2012, 2014)
  • Lake Meadowbank, near Ouse, Tasmania, Ellendale Rd 700 m from Lyell Hwy turnoff (2009)
  • Lake Sinclair, near Singleton, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Bridgeman Rd (2008)
  • Lake Trevallyn, near Launceston, Tasmania, Regatta Rd (2009)
  • Lake Tuggeranong, near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Mortimer Lewis Drive Greenwayor Drakeford Drive (2008)
  • Lake Windamere, near Mudgee, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Castlereagh Hwy (2013)
  • Lake Yarrunga (Tallow Dam), Shoalhaven River, approx 100km south of Sidney, 30km west of Nowra (2006)
  • Mannus Lake, near Tumbarumba, New South Wales, Jingellic Rd or Mannus Forest Rd (2008)
  • Mataganah Creek, near Wyndham, New South Wales, New Buildings Rd (2017)
  • Nepean River, weir pool, near Douglas Park, outer suburbs of Sydney (2000)
  • Plumbago Creek, near Tabulam, Tenterfield shire, northern New South Wales, Bruxner Hwy (2003)
  • Private pond, near Borenore, New South Wales, The Escort Way (2013)
  • Private pond, near Darwin, Northern Territory, Pelican Cres Rd. (2014)
  • Private pond, near Douglas, Queensland, Daintree Township, Forrest Creek Rd (5 km away) (2007)
  • Quarry, near Devonport, Tasmania, near Hwy 1 (2003)
  • Shoalhaven River, near Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales (2006)
  • Shoalhaven River, Lake Yarrunga, near Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales (2017)
  • South Esk River at Blackstone near Launceston, Tasmania, Bayview Drive (2006)
  • Tollowa Dam to Upper Shoalhaven River, Morton National Park, near Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales (2014)
  • Top Cascades Lake, near Katoomba, New South Wales, off Mort St. (2013 and previously)
  • Upper Cascade Creek dam, near Katoomba, New South Wales, Great Western Highway (2014)
  • Warragamba Dam/Lake Burragorang, Warragamba, New South Wales, The Northern Rd (2008)

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Austria

  • Badeseen Feldkirchen/Donau, Feldkirchen/Donau or Linz, Upper Austria, Hwy B131 (2002)
  • Danube River, near Vienna, Hwy A22 (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Ferlacher Badeteich (or Ressnikteich) (pond), 46° 32′ N, 14° 17′ E, near Carinthia (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Jet Lake, Feldkirchen/Donau, Austria, Hwy B 131 (2005)
  • New Danube River (Neue Donau), near Vienna (Donauinsel), Wien Province, Raffineriestrasse/Donauufer Autobahn, Panozzalacke (1997, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2015)
  • Manmade Pond, near Vienna, Lower Austria, near A21/Troesterstabe (2003)
  • Sea (used for bathing), Linz, Upper Austria, B127 (1999)
  • Small lake, Niederosterreich, NO: “Ebersdorfer See” (2007)
  • Vienna, Austria (2003)
  • Wernberger Badeteich (pond), 46° 36′ N, 13° 57′ E, near Carinthia (2005, 2007)

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Belgium

  • Electrical Reservoir, near Charleroi, Hainaut (2002)

Belize

  • Pond, (small, artificial, fish pond) near San Ignacio, Cayo, Western Highway (2014)

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Botswana

  • Chobe River (side channel), near Kasane, Botswana (2012)

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Bulgaria

  • Iskar Reservoir, near Sofia (2011)
  • Srechenska bara Reservoir, SW Bulgaria (2009)

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China

  • Freshwater Lake, near Su Zhou, Jiangsu, Feng Qiao, near Su Jiahang Hwy/Hunin Hwy (2002, 2006)
  • Pond, near Shen Gang Town, Cong Hua County, Guangdong Province (2008)
  • Reservoir, near Jinghong, Yunnan, near Xiaomo Expressway (2007)
  • Reservoir at Furong Zhang, Huadu, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province (2006)
  • San Xia Reservoir, Zi Gui County, Hu Bei Province (2002)
  • Yazi Pond, Chang Jiang River, Zigui, Hubei Province (nearly yearly until 2004)
  • Zhaojiaya Reservoir, near Zhangjiajie, Cili, Hunan Province, (2008 to 2014)
  • Zhoutien Dam, Shangrao, Jiangxi, Jianghing Ave. (2012)

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Cyprus

  • Malounda-Klirou Dam, near Malounda/Klirou/Kalo Horio/Arediou, Nicosia, Palehori Road (2012)

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Czechia (Czech Republic)

  • Piskovna Predonin (a sand lake), near Roudnice nad Labem or Predonin, Rd 24049 (2006)

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England

  • Bishops Bowl, near Bishops Tachbrook, Warwicks County (2008)
  • Bridgwater Canal, Bridgwater, Somerset (2004, 2005,2006)
  • Canal, near Sheffield, Yorkshire County, Derek Dooley Way (2013)
  • Caversham Lake, Reading (2006)
  • Colliery reservoir , Monmouthshire (1948)
  • Exeter Ship Canal, Devon (1928 and 1929)
  • Gullet quarry, near Welland/Castlemorton, Worcestershire County, Gloucester Rd between Welland and A417 (2013)
  • Hatfield Water Park, Hatfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Hwy M18 (2004 and previously)
  • Higham Farm Fishery, Higham, Derbyshire County (2007)
  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal, near Leigh or Burnley, Lancashire, Barden Lane (2006, 2013)
  • Monastery Dam, near Sutton, Merseyside, St. Helens, Gerard’s Lane (2006)
  • Neuton pool, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Old Ludlow Rd (2016)
  • Pond, near Sheffield, Yorkshire County, Rd A61 (2008)
  • Pot Kiln Cafe Fishing Lake, Measham, Leicestershire, New St (2017)
  • Rochdale Canal, near Oldham (1952)
  • Shatterford Lakes, near Kidderminster, West Midlands, Bridgnorth Rd (2014)
  • Sheffield Canal Basin (1992)
  • St. Helens Canal, St. Helens, Lancashire County, Merseyside, Chanlon Way (2013)
  • Treasure Island Lake, Bake Lakes Fishery, near Saltash, Cornwall, Rd. A38 (2012)
  • Whitcome Reservoir, Gloucestershire (1948)
  • Wigan, canal next to Pennington Flash (2006)

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France

  • Canal Bourgogne, near Saint Usage, Cote d’Or, Chemin du Canal (2017)
  • Dropt River, near Agen (2003)
  • Etang Vallier Lake, near Brossac, Charente, Hwy D2 (2008)
  • Lac de Puivert, Puivert, Pyrenees, D117 (2017)
  • Lac de St. Cassien (near river inlet), Var region, (2015)
  • Lac de St. Cassien, near Fayence, Var region (by Le Rocher de l’Americain), A8 (2017)
  • Lac du mine du Carnier, near Le Val, Var, Provence, D28 route de Bras (2014)
  • Lac du Paty, near Caromb, Provence, Provence (2012)
  • Lake, near Strasbourg (2003)
  • Les Gours Lake, near Les Gours, Charente, Hwy N10 (2012)
  • Loire River, Saumur (1991)
  • Lyon, Parc de la Tete d’or (2003)
  • Montreau, Central France (2002)
  • Pond, near Montmelas Saint Sorlin, Rhone Departement, near Hwy D 504 (1962)
  • Pond near Rhone River, near Avignon, Barthelasse Island, Vaucluse (2003)
  • Quarry, near Questembert, Bretagne (2005)
  • Stagnant freshwater, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees (region), Haute-Garonne Departement (2004)
  • Water-filled quarry, near Hommes, Department of Indre et Loire (2001)

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Germany

  • Boke, near Delbruck, Paderborn, Germany (2003)
  • Ersingen Pond (quarry pond), Ersingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Dellmensinger Strasse (2011)
  • Lake, Petersgmuend, Bavaria, Hwy B2 (2007)
  • Lake Matschelsee, near Offenburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Hwy A5 (2004)
  • Lake Rahm (Rahmer See), near Duisburg, Nordrheinwestfalen, Hwy A59 (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Marine Water, Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg (2007)
  • Pond, Institute fuer Zoologie der TU-Darmstadt, Darmstadt (yearly, reported 1997)
  • Quarry pond, near Moosinning, Bayern State, Erding Province (2008)
  • Small Toepperlake (Tegge), near Duisburg, Nordrheinwestfalen, Hwy A40 (2003)
  • Uettelsheimer Lake, near Duisburg, Nordrheinwestfalen, Hwy A42 (2003)
  • Vogelberg Lake, near Kamenz, Saxony, Konigsbrocketstr (2013)
  • Wannsee, near Berlin, Brandenberg (2006)

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Guam

  • Fena Lake, near Santa Rita, Cross Island Road (1970)

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Guatemala

  • Lago Peten-Itza, near Flores, Municipality of Flores, Peten (2001)
  • Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Solola, Hwy CA1 (1996, 2006, 2007, and previously)

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India

  • Backwaters, near Shimoga, Karnataka, Shimoga Rd (2013)
  • Bhadra Reservoir, near Lakkavalli, Chikamagalur District, Karnataka State(2006)
  • Tungabhadra River, near Hampi Temple Complex, Karnataka State (2012)
  • Lake, near Kodachadri, Western Ghats, Karnataka State, Nittur Rd. (2012)
  • Linganamakki Reservoir, Sharavati River, near Sagara, Karnataka State (2011)
  • Mansar Lake Jammu, near Jammu-Samba, Jammu & Kashmir State Srinagar, Jammu-Sambha Hwy (1980)
  • Well, near Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, Mumbai-Goa National Highway (2000)

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Iraq

  • Artificial lake, Al-Muthanna Bridge, Aadhamiya, Baghdad (2002)

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Israel

 

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Italy

  • Alserio Lake, near Como, Como, near Rd SS36 (2006)
  • Black Lake, Ivrea, Turin County, Piedmont Region, A5 (1971, 1999)
  • Lago Di Monate, Varese, Lombardia, Highway Milano-Varese (1998)
  • Lake (little), near Gussola, Cremona (2006)
  • Montedoglio Lake, Tuscany (2007)
  • Rome, small lake in park in Rome, Roma, Lazio (2008)
  • Sirio Lake, Piedmont Region (1969)
  • Svizzera Lake, near Parma, Province of Parma, Italy (2002 and previously)
  • Viverone Lake, Piedmont Region (1966)

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Japan

  • Fukuchi Dam, northern Okinawa (1995, 1996)
  • Fukuji Reservoir, Okinawa (2004)
  • Kita Yama Pond, near Nishinomiya, Hyogo, near Rt 171 (2003)

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Laos

  • Mekong River, near the outskirts of Luang Prabang, near the Pak Ou Caves Road (2006)

Malaysia

  • Lake, near Sri Aman, Sarawak, near SJK (C) Chung Hua/no8 Jalan Sabu (2006)
  • Water-filled garden pot, near Putrajaya, Pesiaran Tasik Rd (2014)

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Mexico

  • Adolfo Lopez Mateos Reservoir, near Culiacan, Sinaloa (2006)
  • Amistad Reservoir, Coahuila, near Del Rio (Texas), US 90 west (2008)

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Mozambique

  • Cabora Bassa Dam, near Tete, Mozambique (2012)

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Namibia

  • Friedenau Dam, near Windhoek, Khomas Region, Road D1418  (2006)
  • Oanob Dam (Lake Oanob), near Rehoboth, Hardap Region, Roads B1/C24, D1237, unnamed road (2008, 2009)

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Netherlands (Nederlands)

  • Alkmaardermeer, near Alkmaar (north of Amsterdam), North Holland (2003)
  • Bemmelse Waard, Arnhem/Nijmegen, Gelderland, Hwy A327/A15 (2007)
  • City water in Lemmer, Lemsterland, Fryslan, Steenloper Rd. (2001)
  • Eiland van Maurik, near Amerongen/Tiel, Maurik, Gelderland, Rijnbanddijk/N 320/A15 (2013)
  • Ganzendiep, near Kampen/Zwolle, Overijssel (2006)
  • Grasbroek Lake, near Hengelo, Overijssel, off A1 (2005)
  • Harbour of the city of Steenbergen, Steenbergen, Noord Brabant, near A29 (2006)
  • Lake Maarsseveen, near village of Molenpolder, Utrecht province, N230 (2002)
  • Lake “Stootersplas” in “The Twiske”; near Amsterdam, Zaandam, Purmerend; Oostzaan, Amsterdam-Zaandam Rd. (1999)
  • Maarseveense Plassen (Lake Maarseveense), near Maarsseveen/Utrecht, off of Westboekse Binnenweg/A2 (2006)
  • Mookerplas, near Mook, Limburg, near N271 (2003)
  • Nederrijn River, near Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, Rijndijk Rd (2013)
  • Polderveld (old gravel pit connected to River Maas in Eastern Belgium), near Wessem, Limburg, Flanders, off Polderweg/Wessemerweg (2006)
  • Pond (fishing), Westerhoven, Noord-Brabant, Hwy A67/E34 (2007)
  • Zaab River (De Poel), near Zaandam (north of Amsterdam), North Holland (1995)

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New Zealand

  • Lake Brunner, near Greymouth (1999)
  • Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, Central Otago, State Hwy 6 (2008)
  • Lake Namunamu, near Hunterville, North Island, Turakina Valley Rd. (2016)
  • Lake Pupuke, near Takapuna/Auckland, near Manurere Ave. (2006)
  • Lake Rerewhakaitu, near Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, Brett Rd. (2007)

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Panama

  • Tributary to the Panama Canal (2006)

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Poland

  • Lake, Osowiec country, southwestern Poland, near Opole (2004 and previously)

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Portugal

  • Alvito Reservoir, near Beja, road IP2 (2001)
  • Barragem do Castelo do Bode, Santarem, Tomar (2011)
  • Idanha a Nova, near Castelo Branco (2002)
  • Monte Novo Reservoir, Evora, N 256 (2007)
  • Santa Agueda Lake, near Castelo Branco, nearest road IP2 (1997, 1998)

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Romania

  • Lake, Ghioroc village, Arad (2007)
  • Pond, near Resita, south west Romania (2011)
  • Pond, near Timisoara, Timis (2005)

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Russia

  • Small River Inga (tributary to the Upper Volga), near Tver, Kalininskiy District, near Hwy Moscow-St. Petersburg (2002)

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Serbia

  • Lake Ada Ciganlija (artifical lake), near Belgrade, Rd E75 (2006, 2008, 2011)
  • Lake (private, small, artificial), near Trstenik (2012)

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Scotland

  • Loch Clachan (Peaty Water), near Kilmelford, Argyll, near A816 (2006)

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Slovakia

  • Drazdiak Lake, (middle of Petrzalka) Bratislava (1999)
  • Lake near village of Cunovo, southeast of Bratislava (1999)
  • Lake (artificial), near Pocuvaliankse Jazero, Banska Bystrica, Rd 524 (2013)
  • Lake, near Rimavska Sobota, Uzovska Panica (2001)
  • Lake at Rusovce village (1999)
  • Lake Vajnory, Bratislava, Male Karpaty (2006, 2007)
  • Plavecky Stvrtok Lake, Plavecky Stvrtok, Malacky County, main road Bratislava to Malacky (2008)

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Slovenia

  • Mur River (and nearby oxbow lakes), near Petisovci Village, Prekmurje, Road A5 (2003 and previously)

South Africa

  • Albert Falls Lake, on Umgeni River, Albert Falls (literature source), R33, (1999)
  • Backyard pond, near Rustenburg, Mooi Nooi North Western Province, Pretoria Hwy (N4) (2013)
  • Breede River, near Rawsonville/Worcester/Cape Town, Western Cape, N1 Freeway (2006)
  • Calitzdorp Dam, near Calitzdorp, Western Cape Province, R62 (2016)
  • Clanwilliam Dam, near Clanwilliam, Western Cape Province, Rd. N7 (2012)
  • Doorn River, near Calvinia, Northern Cape, District Calvinia, Rd. R355 (early 1990s)
  • Farm pond, near Krugersdorp, Skeerpoort County, Gauteng Province (2007)
  • Farm dam, near Roossenekal, Mpumalanga Province, R577 (2016)
  • Himeville Dam, Himeville, Kwa Zulu Natal Province, Sani Pass Rd (2009)
  • Irrigation Dam, near Grabouw, Grabouw region, Western Cape, off N2 (2007)
  • Lake Crystal, near Howick, Karlkloof, Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN), Rd. N3 (2012)
  • Lake Lyndhurst/Umngeni Vlei, near Nottingham Road, (KZN), R103 (2017)
  • Lake Midmar, impoundment on Umgeni River, near Howick, Natal (Literature source),  Route 3 (1999)
  • Mountain pond on the Noordhoek Manor, De Goede Hoop Estate, near Noordhoek or Cape Town, Western Cape (2004-2007)
  • Nigel Dam, Vosterskroon, Nigel, Gauteng, Rd N3 (2013)
  • Palmiet River, near Cape Town, Western Cape, Hwy N2 (2014)
  • Private dam, near Warmbaths, Northern Province, Hwy N1 (2006)
  • Public Water, near Gauteng, Krugersdrop, near Ontdekkers Road (2004)
  • Small dam, near Hartbeesport, North West Province, off Old Rustenburg Road (2007)
  • Small dammed river, near Newcastle, Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN) (2003)
  • Waterfall/river, near Misgund, Eastern Cape Province, Hwy R62 (2009)
  • Wriggleswade Dam, near Stutterheim, Eastern Cape Province, Hwy N2 from East London (2009)

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Spain

  • El Atazar reservoir, near El Atazar, El Atazar and Patones Counties, Madrid, M-133 (2004)
  • Estany de Banyoles, Banyoles, Girona Province, Catalunya [1979 (literature-Prat et. al.), 2013]
  • Proserpina reservoir, Merida, Badajoz, Extremadura, N-630 (2004)
  • Rio Llierca, Besalu, Garrotxa, Catalonia, GIV 5231 (2005)

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Taiwan

  • Artificial pond, Liu-kiu, Pingtong (1997-1998)

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Thailand

  • Mae Kong River, near Chiang Khan or Leoi, Chiang Khan Province, on the border between Laos and Thailand, Hwy 202 (2012)
  • Man-made pond, near Samutprakarn, Samutprakarn Province (2014?)
  • Several lakes in Khao Kho district in north Thailand (2003, 2004)

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Ukraine

  • Dnieper River, near Kherson, M17  (2016)
  • Kakhovskoe Reservoir, near Dneprorudnoe and Balki, Vasilevka region, Zaporozhye oblast (2008)

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Wales

  • Darren Park Lake, near Ferndale, Rhondda Valleys (South Wales), Glamorgan (1960’s)
  • Parc Cwim Darran, near Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan, Ogilvie Terrace (about 2007)
  • White Springs Fishery, near Pontardulais Swansea, West Glamorgan (2012)

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Yugoslavia (formerly)

  • Danube River, near Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
  • Lake, near Valjevo, Serbia (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Muzljanska peskara, near Zrenjanin, Vojvodina, Serbia (1998, 2004)
  • Pond, beside Morava River near Cuprija (1958)
  • Rijeka Crnojevica River, near Skadar Lake (1958)
  • Sava Lake, near Belgrade, Serbia (1981, 1994, 1995)

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Zambia

  • Lake Kariba, near Kariba (2008)
  • Upper Zambezi River, 10 km above Victoria Falls, Southern Province, near Livingstone (10 km away), Nakatingi Rd (2011)

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Zimbabwe

  • Lake Kariba/Kariba Dam, near Kariba, Mashonaland West, Main Harare/Kariba Road (2000, 2013) (This entry is comprised of two separate sightings. These sightings are not Craspedacusa sowebii, but another freshwater jellyfish: Limnocnida tanganyicae.