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Moon Jellyfish

Aurelia Aurita

Notes:

It's obviously a jellyfish.. but which kind?



1 species ID suggestions

Moon jellyfish
Aurelia aurita MarLIN - The Marine Life Information Network

3 Comments

YvetteForte
YvetteForte 7 years ago

Thanks again! And yes, mostly everything I took a picture of that day, was already dead. Winter was at it's best and all the sea life was washing ashore completely or partially dead. It was sad. But then again, the Dunlins were loving it! :)

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

Ack, re-read my comment, I meant Aurelia aurita! It's a Sunday, brain no work good!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

I think this is the moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurensis. A. aurensis has 4 rings arranged in the same places where there are "holes" in the one you found, so I would imagine this was a moon jellyfish and the rings rotted away. Those rings are actually their gonads haha! That's my educated guess anyway :)

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Lat: 32.66, Long: -79.94

Spotted on Jan 14, 2010
Submitted on Aug 21, 2011

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