A record high tide in Olympia, Washington has been labeled as an “extraordinary event” by officials.
According to King5, the high tide on December 27th, 2022 reached 18.4 feet, eclipsing the record of 17.99 feet set in 1989.
The video below shows Lena Drath, an Olympia resident, rescuing a jellyfish that was stranded as the tides receded.
She reportedly rescued several jellyfish by picking them up and putting them back into the Puget sound.
— Drew Mikkelsen (@drewmikkelsenk5) December 27, 2022
It appears that Drath is rescuing a moon jelly in the video above. Moon jellies are different from other species in that they lack potent stinging tentacles.
They deliver a very mild sting that doesn’t illicit a reaction from some people at all.
Despite their lack of a strong sting, there aren’t many people willing to pick up jellyfish with their bare hands and put them back into the ocean.
Kudos to her for such a selfless act.