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Moon jelly

Aurelia aurita

Description:

Aurelia aurita is a widely studied species of the genus Aurelia. The jellyfish is translucent, usually about 25–40 cm in diameter, and can be recognized by its four horseshoe-shaped gonads, easily seen through the top of the bell. It feeds by collecting medusae, plankton, and mollusks with its tentacles, and bringing them into its body for digestion. It is capable of only limited motion, and drifts with the current, even when swimming. The pictured jellyfish were spotted in Kavala harbor, Macedonia, Greece.



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Hema Shah
Hema Shah 4 months ago

love these.They do not sting.

Καβάλα, Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Lat: 40.93, Long: 24.41

Spotted on Mar 19, 2017
Submitted on Mar 24, 2017

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