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Moon Jelly

Aurelia sp.

Description:

Clover pattern

Habitat:

Delaware Bay

Notes:

Low tide

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5 Comments

Helena k
Helena k 4 years ago

Gööd łūçk!! Lòl!

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 5 years ago

I agree with Yvonne... I've seen those at the Baltimore Aquarium, and I do believe they are the moon jellyfish!

YvonneGilmore
YvonneGilmore 5 years ago

That looks like a moon jelly. I remember seeing them in my zoology class last semester.... "The most commonly found jellyfish is the Aurelia aurita or the moon jelly. It is considered harmless, as its sting is unable to penetrate the human skin. The disc shaped body is about 20 centimeters in diameter, and has lots of small tentacles hanging from its rim. There are four feeding tentacles that are longer, which surrounds its mouth. It has also four earlobes on top which are its gonads and are a favourite food of other fishes." via http://www.jellyfishfacts.net/identify-j...

see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurelia_aur...

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 5 years ago

I love these jellies!
Hey, you might want to consider adding this spotting to the mission "Coastal Wildlife of Northeastern U.S." here: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8305...

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

woah! what an amazing photo!

Delaware, USA

Lat: 38.86, Long: -75.24

Spotted on Jul 20, 2010
Submitted on Jul 20, 2010

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