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Chesapeake Sea Nettles--where are they now?

I sail mostly below the bay bridge and in the summer there can be a lot of sea nettles (stinging jellyfish). I've always been told that nettles are less common or rarely found north of the bridge because the lower salinity of the water.

Yet, when I looked at NOAA's recent "Nettle Forecast" it shows predicts that conditions are best for nettles up the Chester River and north of the bridge, especially north of Baltimore?

Forecasting Sea Nettles - Remote Sensing for Coastal Management - chesapeakebay.noaa.gov

Is that accurate or is NOAA's forecast (which really just looks at conditions favorable for nettles) flawed? I'm headed out this weekend and would love to find some nettle free water.
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