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Compass Jelly

Chrysaora Hysoscella

Description:

Jelly. You can spot this floaty in the NY Aquarium.

Habitat:

Water.

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Compass Jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella Chrysaora hysoscella


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2 Comments

Daniel Liu
Daniel Liu 8 years ago

Thanks Laura! I scoured the web for an inkling of what these floaties were but the closest thing I found was the Pacific Sea Nettle and I wasn't convinced. Excellent observation on the similarities between the Chrysaora's radiating lines and a compass!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 8 years ago

These are beautiful pictures! The jellyfish here is called a compass jelly, because of those lines that radiate from the centre :) They're really pretty, and I love how their tentacles waft behind them! I take it you this in an aquarium? If you did, could you add that to your spotting, just to make it clear? Thanks :D

Daniel Liu
Spotted by
Daniel Liu

New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 17, 2012
Submitted on Aug 23, 2012

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