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Moon Jellyfish

Aurelia aurita


Other names include moon jelly, common jellyfish, and saucer jellyfish. Apparently one of the most ubiquitous cnidarians on the planet. Lights in the back come from other aquariums, because thanks Android phone.


Oceans all over the world, and they're capable of surviving temperatures between 6 °C to 31 °C.


Found at the Houston Zoo! I could sit and watch them all day :-)

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Don´t worry!
That mission is not made for the Spotting of the Day; its point is submit the best photos of your collection. Also, many people won the SOTD without participate on that mission!

MeredithNudo 6 years ago

Thanks, Braulio! I'm not so sure about that, though. There's so many amazing photos in that competition, and this one was such an easy shot since they're in a tank at the Houston Zoo. Feels kind of like cheating because so many other photographers worked hard and traveled far for what they got!

U should put it on the mission: 2012 best wildlife photo!

MeredithNudo 6 years ago

Thank you so much!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

nice spotting

Houston, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.71, Long: -95.39

Spotted on Nov 24, 2012
Submitted on Nov 24, 2012

Spotted for mission

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