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Lion's Mane Jellyfish


Varies greatly in size up to 6-8 feet in diameter. One specimen found had arms 120 feet long. It is the largest known species of jellyfish.


Arctic and Northern Pacific oceans. Shallow coastal areas and sheltered bays.


The visible rings are muscles.

1 Species ID Suggestions

lion's mane jellyfish
Cyanea capillata Lion's mane jellyfish

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auntnance123 11 years ago

Very cool! Welcome to Project Noah. Looking forward to more great spottings from your kayaking excursions.

LauraMaria 11 years ago

Byebyeblackbirdmusic, you don't need to suggest an ID for your own spotting :) You've ID'd this correctly though, all you need to do is put the scientific name in the correct field. Great snap by the way!

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 27, 2012

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